Thursday, 22 July 2010

Oh, Really?

via The BBC:-
A delicate, blue-hued insect has re-appeared in the UK after an interval of more than half a century.

The dainty damselfly, a smaller relative of dragonflies, was washed away from its single East Anglian pond in the severe coastal floods of 1952/3.

Now, a few individuals have been found at a site in north Kent.

Conservationists believe the insects were blown on the wind from France or Belgium where they have become more common, probably due to climate change.

The photo below was taken in my back garden (in Swindon) in June 2008. It's a long way to blow from France to here.

h/t Mark Wadsworth

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