Chasing the climate: Broad-bodied chaser and the dragonflies of East Yorkshire

There are 45 dragonfly and damselfly species in the UK, of which 23 breed in East Yorkshire. I was amazed to find that 15 of these have established themselves in the county only after WWII. The recent colonists include now common and widespread species like the Common Darter, the Blue-tailed Damselfly and the Emperor Dragonfly.

Cumulative number of East Yorkshire dragonfly and damselfly species and the first record of each colonist species (data compiled from Paul Ashton’s Dragonflies of…

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