Dragonflies

Species Galleries – Dragonflies

Species highlighted with an Astrix * are no longer recorded or are rare vagrants.

Demoiselles – Calopterygidae

Beautiful Demoiselle - Calopteryx virgo
Beautiful Demoiselle
Calopteryx virgo


Banded Demoiselle - Calopteryx splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens

Emerald Damselflies – Lestidae


Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa
Emerald Damselfly
Lestes sponsa

Scarce Emerald Damselfly - Lestes dryas
*Scarce Emerald Damselfly
Lestes dryas

Damselflies – Coenagrionidae


Large Red Damselfly at Broomfleet - 28/04/2011
Large Red Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Blue-tailed Damselfly - Ischnura elegans
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Ischnura elegans
Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella
Azure Damselfly
Coenagrion puella
Variable Damselfly - Coenagrion pulchellum
Variable Damselfly
Coenagrion pulchellum
Common Blue Damselfly - Enallagma cyathigerum
Common Blue Damselfly
Enallagma cyathigerum
Red-eyed Damselfly - Erythromma najas
Red-eyed Damselfly
Erythromma najas
Small Red-eyed Damselfly - Erythromma viridulum
Small Red-eyed Damselfly
Erythromma viridulum

Hawkers – Aeshnidae

Hairy Dragonfly - Brachytron pratense
Hairy Dragonfly
Brachytron pratense
Common Hawker Aeshna juncea
Common Hawker
Aeshna juncea
Migrant Hawker
Migrant Hawker
Aeshna mixta
Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea
Southern Hawker
Aeshna cyanea
Female Brown Hawker at Broomfleet - 29/06/2011
Brown Hawker
Aeshna grandis
Norfolk Hawker - Aeshna isosceles
*Norfolk Hawker
Aeshna isosceles
Emperor Dragonfly - Anax imperator
Emperor Dragonfly
Anax imperator

Golden-ringed – Codulegastridae


Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Wheeldale Gill - 03/07/2011
Golden-ringed Dragonfly
Cordulegaster boltonii

Emeralds


Downy Emerald - Cordulia aenea
*Downy Emerald
Cordulia aenea

Darters, Chasers, Skimmers – Libellulidae

Keeled Skimmer at Tranmire Bog - 03/07/2011
Keeled Skimmer
Orthetrum coerulescens
Black-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum cancellatum
Black-tailed Skimmer
Orthetrum cancellatum
Broad-Bodied Chaser - Libellula depressa
Broad-Bodied Chaser
Libellula depressa
Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculata
Four-spotted Chaser
Libellula quadrimaculata
Ruddy Darter - Sympetrum sanguineum
Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum sanguineum
Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum
Common Darter
Sympetrum striolatum
Red-veined Darter - Sympetrum fonscolombii
Red-veined Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii
Black Darter - Sympetrum danae
Black Darter
Sympetrum danae
White-faced Darter - Leucorrhinia dubia
*White-faced Darter
Leucorrhinia dubia