Dragonflies and pine marten on Rottumerplaat island


This video is called Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura pumilio).

On Rottumerplaat, the Dutch desert island, there are not only birds.

Wardens Martijn Bunskoek and Tim van Nus report about dragonflies and damselflies on the island as well.

They saw a scarce blue-tailed damselfly. The first time ever for this species on Rottumerplaat. The wardens suspect that the water of the lakelet where they found this insect is too brackish for reproduction.

Also, this year there was a variable damselfly; for the first time since 1995 on the island.

Other damselfly and dragonfly species on Rottumerplaat: four-spotted chaser; red-veined darter; emperor dragonfly; and southern emerald damselfly.

On 26 May 2014, wardens found a pine marten carcass on the beach of Rottumerplaat. Probably, the marten was from Lauwersoog where this species lives, and sea currents brought it to the island. Probably, the same happened to three dead hares and a dead lamb, found on Rottumerplaat.

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