Some species have never been recorded in Shropshire, but are expected to cross our borders soon! 

In recent years several new species have made the journey across the channel and some have become established in the southeast of England. With global temperatures increasing it is expected that many of these migrant species will become resident and establish breeding populations which will inevitably move northwards. Some of these migrants are now considered resident with breeding populations across southern England and a few species are already making the move north.

Two such species, the Lesser Emperor and the Small Red-eyed Damselfly used to be listed here however both have now been recorded in Shropshire. I am currently building a page on the Willow Emerald Damselfly which is the next thing to look out for. As soon as it’s ready the link below will become active and provide you with information on identification of this species.

Willow Emerald Damselfly