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Individual study: Tree and scrub clearance to enhance habitat for the southern damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale at Creech Heath, Dorset, England

Published source details

Liley D. (2005) Tree and scrub clearance to enhance habitat for the southern damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale at Creech Heath, Dorset, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 131-132

Summary

Scrub and trees were removed from overgrown clay pits at a nature reserve in southern England. Prior to management the maximum counts of southern damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale was 40-70 adults annually, but this increased to around 150-200 adults after management opened up the pools.