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    Spring Meeting 2017: report on a successful day

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    New Funding Boost: breathing life into Scotland's Dragonflies

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    New Book Release: Atlas to the Dragonflies of Durham & Northumberland

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The iRecord Dragonflies App is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Variable Damselfly  - Brian Walker

Variable damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum is similar to Azure damselfly but the male has a “goblet” mark at the top of the abdomen with the stem on the mark reaching the black ring at the base of the segment rather than a “U” shaped mark.  It gets its common name from the variability in the thoracic stripes from full length to a few dots.  It has a patchy distribution in Britain.