A new invasive species is spreading in UK Water bodies. An invasive shrimp species has reached the UK after spreading across Europe from the Ponto-Caspian region of Eastern Europe. The shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus has been dubbed the ‘Killer Shrimp’ as it is a ferocious killer of waterlife including damselfly larvae.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is reintroducing the rare White-faced Darter dragonfly onto a lowland raised bog in north Cumbria. This is the first attempt to reintroduce the White-faced Darter dragonfly anywhere in the UK.
Dainty Damselflies have been found in Britain after a 57 year absence. This delicate blue damselfly had been declared extinct after floods wiped out the last remaining populations in 1953.