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    Sir David's Dragonfly: Madagascan dragonfly named in honour of BDS Patron, Sir David Attenborough 

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    Birthday Wishes: to our Patron, Sir David Attenborough

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The iRecord Dragonfly App, made in association with the CEH, BRC, JNCC and BDS, is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. With excellent identification information, the app is easy to use by experts and amateurs alike. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Red-eyed Damselfly - Brian Walker

Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma najas is an early emerging damselfly that tends to be seen on floating vegetation more often than on bankside plants.  It has distinctive red eyes but beware of confusion with the Small Red-eyed Damselfly which has colonised England over the past decade.  This latter species emerges rather later in the year and “red-eyes” seen in May will almost certainly be Red-eyed Damselfly.