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Club-tailed dragonfly Gomphus vulgatissimus

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Adults of this species were first recorded in the county in June 1997 on the River Avon at Cleve Prior Mill. This was the second great find of the 1990s. In the following year emergence of the species was observed further upstream at Marlcliff.

In 2002 breeding has been proved up to Welford-on-Avon and two sightings have been made of adults on the Arrow near Broom. In 2004 an exuvia was found at Stratford-upon-Avon. The species can be expected to continue its progress up the Avon and possibly breeding will be proved on some tributaries.

In 2011 there were no records for the species in the county and in 2012 only two individual were seen. Once again, no sightings of the species were made in 2013 in spite a careful searching on the Avon. It may be that the populations has died out in Warwickshire.



 

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