Willow Emerald Watch update

Male Willow Emerald Damselfly Tattenhoe Park Harry Appleyard 1st October

Male Willow Emerald Damselfly Tattenhoe Park Harry Appleyard 1st October

Just a decade ago, the Willow Emerald Damselfly had only been reliably recorded in the UK on 2 occasions, in 1979 and 1992. A single individual was then recorded in southeast Suffolk during 2007, followed in 2009 by a sudden boom of 400 records of the species from this same general area (SE Suffolk/NE Essex). Since this time, the Willow Emerald has spread rapidly across the south-east of England, gaining footholds in new counties on a yearly basis.

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