Damselflies in Britain

Damselflies in distress forced back to UK by climate change

Damselflies don’t sound like they’d do anything as dramatic as invading anywhere, and the dainty damselfly sounds like it would do so least of all. But that’s what’s happening in southern England, as several species of these delicate, smaller relatives of the dragonflies cross over from the continent and start establishing populations here.

‘Lost’ insect turns up anew in UK The dainty damselfly re-appears in the UK after an absence of more than 50 years, probably assisted by climate change.

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Nature and wildlife of Britain