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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Small Red Damselfly Ceriagrion tenellum occurs in boggy areas in southern England and west Wales. Whilst it is scarce, its population seems reasonably stable at present. The main threat to it comes from loss of habitat through drainage or forestation. The only other red damselfly occurring in Britain is the much commoner and widespread Large Red Damselfly.