Rare scare chaser dragonfly discovered on the River Nene

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A RARE dragonfly has been discovered on the River Nene.

The scare chaser dragonfly, which is native to the UK, was discovered on Castor Backwater, near to the villages of Castor and Ailsworth, during a survey by the Environment Agency to assess how effective a restoration project there had been.

Environment monitoring team leader Chris Extence said: “We have already received good feedback from local anglers about fish using the area to spawn. Now we have also noted the appearance of the scarce chaser dragonfly.

“This is great news and shows that the project is already helping to improve this stretch of the River Nene.”

The scare chaser dragonfly is officially recognised as being rare and the species is deemed to be of national importance.