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Dragons & Damsels

Much more delicate than dragonflies and a much more fluttery flight. Most (not all) rest with their wings along the body.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Beautiful Demoiselle

Calopteryx virgo

Banded Agrion

Calopteryx splendens

Emerald Damselfly

Lestes sponsa

Large Red Damselfly

Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Small Red Damselfly

Ceriagrion tenellum

White-legged Damselfly

Platycnemis pennipes

Southern Damselfly

Coenagrion mercuriale

Azure Damselfly

Coenagrion puella

Common Blue Damselfly

Enallagma cyathigerum

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura elegans

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura pumilio

Red-eyed Damselfly

Erythromma najas

Small Red-eyed Damselfly

Erythromma viridulum