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Welcome to UK Dragonflies

This website is intended to be a friendly place where we can share our knowledge & expertise of these amazing and fascinating creatures.

There are several features of this site that we hope you will enjoy. There is a forum, where we encourage you to actively participate in discussion topics. A picture gallery is provided for sharing your photographs for all to enjoy. You can create your very own photo album complete with categories, sub categories and slideshows.


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Reported flying - May 2016

Sightings from around the UK of the odonata species so far in 2016

Dragonflies : Anisoptera
Hairy Dragonfly : Brachytron pratense

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Broad-bodied Chaser : Libellula depressa

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Four-spotted Chaser : Libellula quadrimaculata

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White-faced Darter : Leucorrhinia dubia

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Scarce Chaser : Libellula fulva

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Black-tailed skimmer : Orthetrum cancellatum

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Downy Emerald : Cordulia aenea

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Common Clubtail : Gomphus vulgatissimus

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Golden ringed : Cordulegaster boltonii

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Emperor : Anax imperator

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Damselflies : Zygoptera
Variable : Coenagrion pulchellum

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Azure Damselfly : Coenagrion puella

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Blue-tailed : Ischnura elegans

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Beautiful Demoiselle : Calopteryx virgo

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Banded Demoiselle : Calopteryx splendens

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Large Red : Pyrrhosoma nymphula

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White-legged : Platycnemis pennipes

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Created by: Jerry, May 09, 2016, 09:01:46 AM
Last update: June 01, 2016, 10:53:26 AM

Comming soon Spring 2016

Large Red Damselfly

Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Male Female

One of the 1st species of Damselflies that can be seen in the UK is the Large Red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula). This damselfly can be seen as early as late April in Southern England, however Northern Scotland will typically have to wait until June. This particular Damselfly species is fairly widespread throughout the UK.

All we need now is the weather.

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DVD Review

British Damselflies & British Dragonflies
by Graham Sherwin

British Damselflies – British Dragonflies a review:

     The following is a review of two DVD 's about the species of Damselfly and Dragonfly that can be found in the British Isles and Ireland. The author of these two titles is Graham Sherwin.

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