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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The Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa population tends to reach a peak rather later than other damselflies. Unusually among damselflies they often rest with their wings half spread. Emerald damselfly is widespread in Britain and Ireland across a range of habitats. The similar Scarce Emerald Damselfly occurs at a limited number of sites in the southeast. We also have a number of other “emerald” species that are rare but seem to be starting to colonise from the continent.