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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.5 June 2000

Identification - Red-eyed damselflies

By - Steve Cham

The red-eyed damselflies Erythromma are represented in Europe by two species: the Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma najas (Hansemann 1823) and the Small Red-eye Damselfly E. viridulum (Charpentier 1840). Their names are derived from the distinctive red eyes of the adult males, which are visible in both species from some distance.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist