Damselflies & Dragonflies

Adding individual species is a work in progress. Go here for the full list of species in PDF format to download

Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea

Brown Hawker - Aeshna grandis

Common Hawker - Aeshna juncea

Emperor Dragonfly - Anax imperator

Beautiful Demoiselle - Calopteryx virgo

Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella

Golden-ringed Dragonfly - Cordulegaster boltonii

Common Blue Damselfly - Enallagma cyathigerum

A few minutes watching for the damselflies may result in you seeing one catch and eat its prey.

Blue-tailed Damselfly - Ischnura elegans

Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa

Broad-bodied Chaser - Libellula depressa

Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculata

Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Like many insects, damselflies like to sunbathe and can often be seen on the sunny paths around the reserve.

Black Darter - Sympetrum danae

Ruddy Darter - Sympetrum sanguineum

Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum

It was count the wings of this darter! The reflection and shadows made interesting photography. These darters often sunbathe on the man-made structures around the reserve, often returning to the same place after being disturbed.