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PICTURE: Rare dragonfly spotted in Sussex

A rare dragonfly is now known to be much more widely distributed in West Sussex, following surveys by the Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project. It found that the population of the Common Club-tail is expanding around the Arun and Rother rivers.

The Club-tailed dragonfly is listed as a vulnerable species in the UK Credit: RSPB

The Common Club-tail is very unusual in Sussex and is listed as a vulnerable species in the UK.The distinctive yellow and black dragonfly is under threat from water pollution and habitat loss.

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