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Dragons & Damsels

Dragonflies tend be much stockier than damselflies, have a stronger flight and rest with their wings open

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:

Hairy Dragonfly

Brachytron pratense

Common Hawker

Aeshna juncea

Migrant Hawker

Aeshna mixta

Southern Hawker

Aeshna cyanea

Brown Hawker

Aeshna grandis

Emperor Dragonfly

Anax imperator

Lesser Emperor Dragonfly

Anax parthenope

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Cordulegaster boltonii

Downy Emerald

Cordulia linaenea

Four-spotted Chaser

Libellula quadrimaculata

Broad Bodied Chaser

Libellula depressa

Scarce Chaser

Libellula fulva

Black-tailed Skimmer

Orthetrum cancellatum

Keeled Skimmer

Orthetrum coerulescens

Black Darter

Sympetrum danae

Common Darter

Sympetrum striolatum

Ruddy Darter

Sympetrum sanguineum

Red-veined Darter

Sympetrum fonscolombii

Southern Migrant Hawker

Aeshna affinis

Vagrant Emporer

Hemianax ephippiger

Scarlet Darter

Crocothemis erythtaea