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Friday, 31 August 2012

Red-eyed Damselfly new to Carmarthenshire

Stephen and Anne Coker found a Red-eyed Damselfly on the Deep Water Lake, Penclacwydd, on 26/8/12. This constitutes the first record for Carmarthenshire and was a nice reward while carrying out a survey for the British Dragonfly Society new national atlas project. Paul Grennard and Clive Jones were also present not long after the male Red-eyed Dragonfly was located and provided assistance in viewing the damselfly through their scopes to confirm the diagnostic features.
Following hot on the heels of the Small Red-eyed damselfly, a recent new arrival in Wales, it is hoped that these Damselflies will become a regular feature in the area and add to the diversity of Odonata which already occur.

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