Site Condition Monitoring of dragonflies on Loch aí Mhuilinn SSSI potential extension - 2016
Loch a' Mhuilinn Site of Special Scientific Interest is of national importance for its woodland, lichens and the assemblage of dragonfly species. An extension to this SSSI was suggested to the north, south and as far east as the A894. This report contains the results of the 2016 survey of the dragonfly assemblage within the potential extension area.
Twelve areas of suitable wetland habitat were identified within the potential extension area.
Seven areas held at least one species of Odonata (dragonfly or damselfly).
Eight species of Odonata were identified within the potential extension area.
Proof of breeding was found for six of these eight species.
The dragonfly assemblage within the survey area is typical of the north-west Highlands.
Note that duplicates of some or all records may be held by other data providers such as British Dragonfly Society & Highland Biological Recording Group.
Loch aí Mhuilinn SSSI potential extension
Surveying for upland species of adult insects is unpredictable due to rapidly changing weather conditions and very local weather systems. The techniques used in this survey have been developed in the field over ten years. The combined adult and larval survey took place over two days during the best weather conditions in September 2016.
Willet, J. 2020. Loch aí Mhuilinn SSSI Potential Extension dragonfly survey 2016. Scottish Natural Heritage Research Report No. 1087.
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