Both dragonflies (anisoptera) and damselflies (zygoptera) should be more widespread on the Reserve than is currently recorded, given the number of freshwater pools. However, it may well be that a lot of seemingly good habitat is not suitable due to the contamination with seawater. More work needs to be done on this and more observations in likely habitat areas is required.

The sighting of common darter (see picture above) at the Visitor Centre is likely to have come from the freshwater dipping pond.

Some useful identification books for dragonflies and damselflies ...