One of the newest species of damselfly has been spotted in the Pleasaunce.
The small red-eyed damselfly was first recorded in this country in 1999 having moved northwards through the continent.
The most common dragonfly in the country, the male can be readily identified by its pale red body, with a straight abdomen and two small black marks near the end of the abdomen. Close inspection reveals black and yellow striped legs.
Females possess a brownish body, the black and yellow striped legs being an important feature in separating them from female Ruddy Darters.