UK Dragonflies
 

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UK DRAGONFLIES CHECKLIST

ZYGOPTERA - DAMSELFLIES

Family Calopteryigidae - Demoiselles
Calopteryx virgo  - Beautiful Demoiselle Click for more info
Calopteryx splendens  - Banded Demoiselle Click for more info

Family Lestidae - Emerald damselflies
Lestes sponsa - Emerald Damselfly Click for more info
Lestes dryas - Scarce Emerald Damselfly Click for more info
Lestes barbarus - Southern Emerald Damselfly (migrant/vagrant)
Lestes viridis - Willow Emerald Damselfly (migrant/vagrant) click for more info
Sympecma fusca - Winter Damselfly (migrant/vagrant) Click for more info

Family Platycnemididae - White-legged damselflies
Platycnemis pennipes - White-legged Damselfly

Family Coenagrionidae - Red and Blue/black damselflies
Pyrrhosoma nymphula - Large Red Damselfly Click for more info
Erythromma najas - Red-eyed Damselfly Click for more info
Erythromma viridulum - Small Red-eyed Damselfly Click for more info
 
- Southern Damselfly
 - Dainty Damselfly (extinct in UK)
 - Northern Damselfly
 - Irish Damselfly
 - Norfolk Damselfly (extinct in UK)
Coenagrion puella - Azure Damselfly Click for more info
Coenagrion pulchellum - Variable Damselfly
Enallagma cyathigerum - Common Blue Damselfly Click for more info
 
- Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
Iscnura elegans - Blue-tailed Damselfly Click for more info
Ceriagrion tenellum - Small Red Damselfly Click for more info

ANISOPTERA - DRAGONFLIES

Family Aeshnidae - Hawker Dragonflies
 - Azure Hawker
Aeshna juncea - Common Hawker
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Aeshna mixta - Migrant Hawker Click for more info
Aeshna cyanea - Southern Hawker Click for more info
Aeshna grandis - Brown Hawker Click for more info
 - Southern Migrant Hawker (migrant/vagrant)
Aeshna isosceles - Norfolk Hawker Click for more info
Anax imperator - Emperor Dragonfly Click for more info
 - Lesser Emperor (migrant/vagrant)
 - Green Darner (vagrant from USA)
 - Vagrant Emperor (migrant/vagrant)
Brachytron pratense - Hairy Dragonfly Click for more info

Family Gomphidae - Club-tailed Dragonflies
Gomphus vulgatissimus - Common Club-tail Click for more info

Family Cordulegastridae - Golden-ringed Dragonflies
Cordulegaster boltonii - Golden-ringed Dragonfly Click for more info

Family Corduliidae - Emerald Dragonflies
Cordulia aenea - Downy Emerald Click for more info
 - Brilliant Emerald
 - Northern Emerald
 - Orange-spotted Emerald (extinct in UK)

Family Libellulidae - Chasers, Skimmers and Darters
Libellula quadrimaculata - Four-spotted Chaser Click for more info
Libellula fulva - Scarce Chaser Click for more info
Libellula depressa - Broad-bodied Chaser Click for more info
Orthetrum cancellatum - Black-tailed Skimmer Click for more info
Orthetrum coerulescens - Keeled Skimmer Click for more info
Sympetrum striolatum - Common Darter Click for more info
 - Highland Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii - Red-veined Darter (migrant/vagrant) Click for more info
Sympetrum flaveolum - Yellow-winged Darter (migrant/vagrant)
Sympetrum sanguineum - Ruddy Darter Click for more info
Sympetrum danae - Black Darter
 - Vagrant Darter (migrant/vagrant)
 - Banded Darter (migrant/vagrant)
 - Scarlet Darter (migrant/vagrant)
 - Wandering Glider (migrant/vagrant)
Leucorrhinia dubia - White-faced Darter Click for more info

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