Suffolk Dragonfly Group

Common darter by John LewingtonCommon darter by John Lewington

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) have recently produced the new Atlas of the Dragonflies of Britain, available to buy from our online shop.

The Atlas reveals a number of important features, such as the improving fortunes of Norfolk Hawker – one of Britain’s rarest dragonflies. The spread of several species that were almost unknown in Britain only a decade ago is also very obvious, with many County records of the Small Red-eyed Damselfly and also a rush of sightings of the Willow Emerald Damselfly from the Wickham Market/Ipswich/Felixstowe area during 2009. On the negative side there are however suggestions that some species, most notably the Variable Damselfly, may be in slow decline.

Further details or guidance can be obtained from Adrian Parr, or from the BDS website.