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Emperor Dragonfly

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Our biggest dragonfly, predominantly blue in colour and usually seen near fresh water; pond, lake, river, gravel pit or canal.


Common Name Emperor Dragonfly
Scientific Name Anax imperator
Species Group Dragonflies
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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

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