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  • Calling all photographers: Help researchers at Durham University to survey the seasonal variation in Demoiselle wingspots across the UK.

  • TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is to come to The Dragonfly Centre and Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, as part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science. His goal is to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat.

  • The British Dragonfly Society has partnered with the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Onny Meadows to launch England’s first ever Dragonfly Hotspot!

  • Scottish Dragonfly Conference 2018 Report: What was your favourite bit?

  • The Case of the Disappearing Damsels: The White-legged Damselfly Investigation

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Four-spotted Chaser - Brian WalkerFour-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata lacks the bright colours of many species, but the four dark spots on each wing pair give it its common name and make it easy to identify.  It is widespread and common and regularly returns to a favoured perch, usually a stalk in the water in a pond or lake.  It is very territorial and will chase off rivals that venture too close.

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