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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

Vagrant Emperor male - Milos Balla

We are seeing an increasing number of Vagrant Emperors Anax ephippiger with several seen in the south-west this autumn.  It is a nomadic species with adults being long lived and most records have been along coasts, but widespread up to southern Scotland.  They may occur at any time of year and any Hawker seen outside of the normal season is worth a second look.  Note the blue saddle and brown eyes of the male.  Photo courtesy of Milos Balla.

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