Warwickshire Dragonfly Group

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Vagrant Emperor dragonfly Anax ephippiger

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The first county sighting for this rare U.K. migrant species was made by Mark Whittle on 25th November 2011 near his home in Keresley, Coventry. The moribund male Vagrant Emperor Anax ephippiger was found lying on the pavement and it did not survive the morning. The specimen is deposited at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.

It was one of several sightings of the species in the British Isles in the autumn of 2011.


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