The long awaited new Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland was published on 28th May 2014. This full colour, hardback book (280 pages) from the British Dragonfly Society maps the distribution of all 56 species of damselfly and dragonfly in Britain and Ireland. It can be purchased for £32 + p & p from our own Shop, the FSC website and all good bookshops.
Star of the Month
Azure damselfly Coenagrion puella is a common damselfly in England and Wales and expanding its range in Scotland. The male is distinguished by the black ‘U’ shaped mark on the first segment of its abdomen. As in most species the female is drabber, being quite dark with some dull green around the thorax, although there is also a brighter blue form.