29 species of dragonfly have been recorded in Scotland, 23 of which are resident breeding species, and 3 of these only breed in Scotland: Northern Damselfly, Azure Hawker and the Northern Emerald.
Title image: Northern Emerald by Iain Leach
Species in Scotland
This country, consisting of the vice-counties of Dumfriesshire (VC72) to Shetland Islands (VC112), currently has 4 damselfly and 8 dragonfly species nationally or locally important. These are:
Get involved in recording dragonflies in Scotland by contacting the county dragonfly recorder for Scotland, Pat Batty. Contact details can be found on the County Dragonfly Recorders page.