DRAGONFLIES ON THE WING

IF YOU have ventured on the White over the past week or so you might have notice the huge swarms of dragon flies over the river.

From what I can establish these are the Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) which also goes by a bunch of other names, and the most widespread dragon fly on the planet. Just while the multitude has descended on the White after a few years absence is something of a mystery, to those not intimate with their habits.

This species can be migratory with 6000 mile journeys, one of the farthest migrations of any insect, using preferably warm humid winds: and its been warm and humid of late. If there are any experts out there with some detailed knowledge drop us a line: steve@theozarkflyfisher.com