Dragonflies and Damselflies

         
Species Latin Name Family Status Flight Period
    Sub-order: Anisoptera    
Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata Libellulidae Resident April-September
Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa Libellulidae Resident April-September
Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata Libellulidae Resident April-September
Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum Libellulidae Resident April-September
Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum Libellulidae Resident May – September
Black Darter Sympetrum danae Libellulidae Resident June – October
Ruddy Darter Sympetrum sanguineum Libellulidae Resident June – October
Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea Aeshnidae Resident July-October
Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta Aeshnidae Resident / Migrant July-November
Common Hawker Aeshna juncea Aeshnidae Resident July – October
Emperor Anax imperator Aeshnidae Resident May-September
Common Club-tail Gomphus vulgatissimus Gomphidae Resident April-June
    Sub-order: Zygoptera    
Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens Calopterygidae Resident May-August
Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo Calopterygidae Resident May-August
White Legged Damselfly Platycnemis pennipes Platycnemididae Resident May-August
Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella Coenagrionidae Resident April-August
Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum Coenagrionidae Resident April-September
Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans Coenagrionidae Resident April-September
Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula Coenagrionidae Resident April-August
Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa Lestidae Resident May-October
         

 

For more information see;
http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org

Photo by Ian Barrie