Where to See
|Scientific Name||Libellula quadrimaculata|
|Status & Distribution|
Common throughout most of Britain. Has shown increases in occupancy since the 1990s.
Found at the margins of shallow ponds and lakes which have good emergent vegetation and some open water.
Skimmers and Chasers have a squat, spider-like body-shape, a square back to the head, and small eyes.
Mask jaws have weak serrations.
Eyes point out to the side of the head.
No dorsal spine on segment 9.
Could be confused with other Chaser Dragonflies but can be distinguished by its dark wing spots.