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Basingstoke Canal Testwood Lakes
Grid Reference SU 34704 15259
Itchen Valley

Testwood Lakes is a popular nature reserve along the bank of the Blackwater River, a prime site for the Scarce Chaser. The main lake has large populations of Blue-tailed Damselflies and Black-tailed Skimmers, while the small centre pond has seen repeated populations of Small Red-eyed Damselflies.
Key Species
Southern Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor Downy Emerald Common Darters
Broad-bodied Chaser Scarce Chaser Four-spotted Chaser Black-tailed Skimmer Banded Demoiselle
Azure Common Blue Red-eyed Small Red-eyed Blue-tailed
Large Red Damselfly Emerald Damselfly
Basingstoke Canal Index Itchen Valley

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