Eggens, G. & J. H. Bouwman, 2011. From salty polder to dragonfly jewel. Brachytron 14(1): 3-13. The relatively recent origin of the Dutch Province of Flevoland enables us to obtain new insights into the colonisation of 'new' land by dragonflies. After a slow start many species seem to have found Flevoland. Especially the species of lowland peat-marshes seem to have profited from the new water surfaces available there. Rare species such as Leucorrhinia pectoralis and Libellula fulva already reproduce here and species such as Aeshna viridis and Somatochlora flavomaculata are likely to make an appearance soon. Fen species and species of running water also have colonised Flevoland successfully. In view of all recent and planned nature developments, the future of dragonflies in Flevoland looks very bright.

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Gerard Eggens, & Jaap H. Bouwman. (2011). Van zilte polder tot libellenparel De ontwikkeling van de libellenfauna in Flevoland. Brachytron, 14(1), 3–13.