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

  • Dragonflies of Telford Project: as part of the Telford @ 50 celebration

  • Clubtail Count Results: reveal this ‘Near Threatened’ dragonfly is absent on many surveyed rivers. However, there's also a ray of hope as, for the first time, the species was spotted in Devon.

  • Spring Meeting 2018

    Spring Meeting Report, 2018: Read all about the interesting talks from BDS members and guest speakers.

  • Fiona McKenna

    New Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona McKenna: Started with BDS on 12th March

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Star of the Month

Red-veined Darter - David Marquina ReyesRed-veined Darter Sympetrum fonscolombii is a Mediterranean species that is a migrant here but with an increasing number of spring arrivals staying to breed.  The larvae develop quickly and adults emerge in the autumn but depart quickly.  Any red coloured Darter seen in the spring is worth a second look.  The red wing veins are not always obvious but if the underside of the eyes is blue then it is this species.

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