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Individual study: Creation of a large pool for colonisation by white-faced darter Leucorrhinia dubia dragonflies at Chatley Moss NNR, Staffordshire, England

Published source details

Beynon T.G. & Daguet C. (2005) Creation of a large pool for colonisation by white-faced darter Leucorrhinia dubia dragonflies at Chatley Moss NNR, Staffordshire, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 135-136

Summary

At a nature reserve in central England, after failure of smaller pools dug to provide long-term white-faced darter Leucorrhinia dubia breeding habitat, a larger 7 x 7m pool was created in 1992. Breeding by white-faced darters was confirmed in 1995 and they have since bred annually with 54 individuals recorded in 2003.