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  • Willow Emerald Damselfly distribution maps for 2016 and 2017 sightings. Adrian Parr

    Willow Emerald Watch 2017 Update: Is Willow Emerald Damselfly range expansion slowing down?

  • Guided walk. Photo by Daniele Muir.

    Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Grant Secured: funding new Conservation Outreach Officer role

  • Wicken Fen Dragonfly Centre

    New Job Vacancy: Conservation Outreach Officer

  •  Danièle Muir and Andrea Hudspeth

    Scotland Officer Handover: Farewell to Danièle Muir, and a welcome to Andrea Hudspeth.

  • Photo: The male Scarlet Darter can be identified by its bright red body, head, legs and wing veins ©Christophe Brochard

    New Colours: Record Numbers of Migrant Dragonflies Sighted Across Britain



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

Northern Damselfly - male

In Britain, Northern Damselfly Coenagrion hastulatum is only found in Scotland and then at only a few sites.  BDS has an ongoing initiative to survey sites existing and potential new sites and to work with landowners to improve and extend suitable habitat for it.  Note the spear shaped mark on the 2nd segment of the abdomen that extends from the top of the third segment in the male.  Photo courtesy of Maike Sprengel-Krause.

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