Where to See Hairy Dragonfly

Latin NameBrachytron pratense

Mainly found near unpolluted, well-vegetated water bodies.

Status & Distribution

Uncommon but increasing its range.

Now widely scattered through England, Wales and Ireland but rare in Scotland.

Similar Species

Could potentially be confused with other Hawker dragonflies, but can be distinguished by its:

  • earlier flight season.
  • small size.
  • small coloured markings.
Species GroupDragonflies