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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Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula is usually the first dragonfly or damselfly to be seen each year. It can be found across the whole country including both Orkney and Shetland. Larvae develop in the water for two years and reach the final stage of development, final instar, at the beginning of the winter to emerge as adults as soon as the water warms in spring.