Species Checklist

…Dragonfly Hairy Hawker Gomphus vulgatissimus Common Clubtail nc Cordulegaster boltonii Golden-ringed Dragonfly Common Goldenring Cordulia aenea Downy Emerald nc Somatochlora arctica Northern Emerald nc Somatochlora metallica Brilliant Emerald nc Leucorrhinia…

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Downy Emerald

Hairy green-copper dragonfly and bright apple green eyes. Males: Thin waist and club-shaped abdomen. Females: Thicker abdomen.   Click on an image to enlarge it.    …

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Brilliant Emerald

Metallic emerald medium-sized dragonfly with bright green eyes. Male: abdomen is waisted and widens towards the end. Female: broader body.       Click on an image to enlarge it….

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Decoy Heath

This restored gravel pit is the best place in Berkshire for dragonflies and damselflies, such as the downy emerald dragonfly and rare small red damselfly. Other notable species recorded here…

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Southern Emerald Damselfly

Large emerald Damselfly with two-toned pterostigma (wing spots). Male: Metallic green-bronze with pale anal appendages. Female: Metallic green-bronze.       Click on an image to enlarge it….

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Scarce Emerald Damselfly

Rare emerald damselfly species. Male: Blue eyes, bright metallic green body with blue colouration on the top and bottom of the abdomen. Female: Brown eyes and dull metallic green body….

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Northern Emerald

Dark metallic Dragonfly. Male: obviously waisted abdomen. Female: broader abdomen that’s more parallel sided.       Click on an image to enlarge it….

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Emerald Damselfly

The most common Emerald Damselfly species. Male: Metallic green with blue colouration. Female: Metallic green with pale green/brown underparts. Click on an image to enlarge it….

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