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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