From the BBC:
Dragonfly discovery a ‘UK record’
A dragonfly found laying eggs in a mountain pond has set a UK record for the species, Highland Council’s biodiversity officer has said.
The previous highest recorded breeding was at 650m.
Mr Willet said the species – one of 18 dragonfly and damselfly found in the Highlands – favoured warm temperatures.
He said: “This species does breed very high up in continental Europe, up to 2,700 metres in the Swiss Alps, but the summers are a lot warmer there.
“The pond is found in a sheltered location in a south facing corrie, so this must create a warm microclimate within the pond allowing the larva to develop, but it may spend five years as a larva before it is fully grown and ready to emerge as an adult, which may only live for three to four weeks.”
The area is believed to provide habitat for 13 types of the large insects.
A tiny creature no bigger than 1mm in length found in the Scottish hills has been confirmed as the first recorded member of its species found in the UK. The springtail Bourletiella viridescens was photographed in the Cairngorms by Tim Ransom: here.