Spent a few hours at the Devon Wildlife Trust’s reserve at Bystock Pools. They are on Woodbury Common and the species I photographed are pretty much all classic Dartmoor species too. Keep an eye open for them over the next few days / weeks especially if the weather holds.
The pools are very small and are acidic in nature being surrounded by lowland heath
Perhaps mid September is a bit late in the season for some of the speciality species ….
The caterpillar of the beautiful yellow underwing – a localised species that feeds on heather
The wetland hoverfly Helophilus pendulus
The Devon speciality hoverfly Sericomyia silentis
A common groundhopper on bell heather flowers
A male common darter dragonfly
Close up of a keeled skimmer dragonfly