This country, consisting of the vice-counties of Dumfriesshire (VC72) to Shetland Islands (VC112), has 29 species of dragonfly that have been recorded, 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

Indicates this is a “Priority Species”

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.

Where to see in Scotland

Local Events

BDS Spring Meeting




Conservation and Outreach Projects in Scotland