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.
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Ruddy Darter Sympetrum sanguineum is one of two Darter species commonly occurring in the southern half of the country. It is gradually edging north having now reached Scotland. Males can be separated from Common Darters by their more intense red colour and abdomen with a noticeable waist. A good identification clue for both sexes and all ages is that Ruddy Darter has sooty black legs.