How to frame a 'dragon': Glen Affric's colourful fliers
Colourful dragon and damselflies are recorded in a survey of two Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the Highlands.
A survey of Sites of Special Scientific Interest at Glen Affric and Loch Bran in the Highlands have recorded colourful dragonflies such as the golden-ringed dragonfly
Black darters were also among the 12 species of dragon and damselflies found at the sites managed by Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage
Giles Brockman, environment manager with Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inverness, Ross and Skye team, said: “Last summer’s survey has revealed these sites as top spots for these beautiful, colourful insects. The survey found 12 species – with evidence that 10 of them are breeding – but we know that as many as 15 species are here."
A female common darter along with blue-tailed damselflies, four-spotted chasers and azure hawkers were also spotted in the survey