Time for a large update, including lots of new content as well as large improvements in website usability!
Over the past months I’ve added a lot of new pictures to the already large collection. This update was long overdue: the new photos aren’t just from 2021 but 2020 as well. Among the many new additions are:
- A large number of new photos of hibernating Winter Damselflies: Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca) and Siberian Winter Damselfly (Sympecma paedisca);
- Several new photos of Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus), Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo), Blue Emperor (Anax imperator), Yellow-spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata), Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum), Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) and many more species.
But that’s not all that’s new. A lot of effort was put into making this website more navigation- and search friendly.
- Species pages now have secondary titles with Dutch, German and French common names;
- Search results now show thumbnail pictures;
- A new search option was added to the main menu.
- A checklist of all European species was added. This checklist is basically a large searchable table with colums for family, scientific name, European English name (as used in K.D. Dijkstra’s excellent field guide), British and Irish name, Dutch name, German name and French name.
These additions may not look like large improvements but they provide a way better usability, especially for visitors who don’t know all the species by their scientific names.
More usability improvements and some large content updates are in the works. They’re planned for this winter. Enjoy and feel free to contact me if you want to provide feedback on these changes!