the dragonflies of south gloucestershire


The S. Glos Systematic Damsel & Dragonfly List


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Southern Migrant Hawker  TBOSG

 

The S. Gloucestershire dragonfly and damselfly systematic list follows the conventions of:

 

 

The S. Glos List currently stands at 33.

 


 

DAMSELFLIES

 

 

 

SOUTHERN EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes barbarus

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 548156917 | Grid Reference: 51.42351 -2.48319 Willsbridge Meadows.

 

 

  SOUTHERN EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes barbarus

Flight Period: June to September

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John Martin

 

EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes sponsa -

 

 

EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes sponsa

Flight Period: June to October

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John Martin

 

EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes sponsa - Teneral

TBOSG

 

BANDED DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx splendens - ♂

 

 

  BANDED DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx splendens

Flight Period: April to September

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TBOSG

 

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx virgo - ♂

 

 

  BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx virgo

Flight Period:  April to September

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TBOSG

 

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx virgo - ♀

 

 

 

WHITE-LEGGED DAMSELFLY  Platycnemis pennipes

 

 

  WHITE-LEGGED DAMSELFLY  Platycnemis pennipes

Flight Period: May to September

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Mark Coller

 

AZURE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion puella

 

 

  AZURE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion puella

Flight Period: April to September

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VARIABLE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion pulchellum

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 548546591 | Grid Reference: 51.63012 -2.52873 Duckhole near Thornbury.

 

 

  VARIABLE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion pulchellum

Flight Period: April to August

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Adam Rawson

 

COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY  Enallagma cyathigerum

 

 

  COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY  Enallagma cyathigerum

Flight Period: April to October

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RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma najas

 

 

  RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma najas

Flight Period: April to October

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Ben Ofield

 

SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma viridulum - ♂

 

 

The first documented reference to this species was at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach on August 5th 2006. (John Martin)

 

 

  SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma viridulum

Flight Period: June to September

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Mark Coller

 

BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura elegans

 

 

  BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura elegans

Flight Period: April to October

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Ben Ofield

 

SCARCE BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura pumilio - ♂

 

 

The first documented reference to this species was on July 29th 2002 at Cattybrook Quarry. (John Martin, Tim McGrath & Jo Williams)

 

Left is a photo taken by Tim McGrath of the Cattybrook Quarry individual in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SCARCE BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura pumilio

Flight Period: May to September

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Ben Ofield

 

LARGE RED DAMSELFLY  Pyrrhosoma nymphula - ♂

 

 

  LARGE RED DAMSELFLY  Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Flight Period: March to September

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DRAGONFLIES

 

 

TBOSG

 

SOUTHERN MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna affinis - ♂ - V

 

The first documented reference to this species was on August 9th 2014 at Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach. (Vic Savery)

 

 

  SOUTHERN MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna affinis

Flight Period: June to August

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John Martin

 

SOUTHERN HAWKER  Aeshna cyanea

 

 

  SOUTHERN HAWKER  Aeshna cyanea

Flight Period: May to November

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Mark Coller

 

BROWN HAWKER  Aeshna grandis

 

 

  BROWN HAWKER  Aeshna grandis

Flight Period: June to October

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TBOSG

 

MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna mixta

 

 

  MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna mixta

Flight Period: July to November

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COMMON HAWKER  Aeshna juncea

 

 

  COMMON HAWKER  Aeshna juncea

Flight Period: June to November

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Vic Savery

 

EMPEROR  Anax imperator - ♂

 

 

  EMPEROR  Anax imperator

Flight Period: May to October

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Vic Savery

 

EMPEROR  Anax imperator - ♀

 

LESSER EMPEROR  Anax parthenope

 

The first documented reference to this species was on July 15th 2002 at Stoke Gifford. (John Aldridge)

 

 

  LESSER EMPEROR  Anax parthenope

Flight Period: May to September

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HAIRY DRAGONFLY  Brachytron pratense

 

 

  HAIRY DRAGONFLY  Brachytron pratense

Flight Period: March to July

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Mark Coller

 

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY  Cordulegaster boltonii

 

 

  GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY  Cordulegaster boltonii

Flight Period: May to October)

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DOWNY EMERALD  Cordulia aenea

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 459059243 | Grid Reference: 51.54554 -2.43473 Frome Valley Walkway, Yate.

 

 

  DOWNY EMERALD  Cordulia aenea

Flight Period: April to August

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BROAD-BODIED CHASER  Libellula depressa - ♂

 

 

  BROAD-BODIED CHASER  Libellula depressa

Flight Period: April to September

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Vic Savery

 

BROAD-BODIED CHASER  Libellula depressa - ♀

 

 

TBOSG

 

SCARCE CHASER  Libellula fulva

 

 

  SCARCE CHASER  Libellula fulva

Flight Period: April to August

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Mark Coller

 

FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER  Libellula quadrimaculata

 

 

  FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER  Libellula quadrimaculata

Flight Period: April to October

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KEELED SKIMMER  Orthetrum coerulescens

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 458771714 | Grid Reference: 51.5401 -2.63943 Southern end of Impool Rhine, Severnside

 

 

  KEELED SKIMMER  Orthetrum coerulescens

Flight Period: May to September

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Ben Ofield

BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER  Orthetrum cancellatum - ♂

 

 

  BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER  Orthetrum cancellatum

Flight Period: April to October

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Vic Savery

 

BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER  Orthetrum cancellatum - ♀

 

YELLOW-WINGED DARTER  Sympetrum flaveolum

 

The first documented reference to this species was on August 14th 1995 at Oldbury Power Station. (Rich Andrews, Rupert Higgins, Pete Fraser)

 

 

  YELLOW-WINGED DARTER  Sympetrum flaveolum

Flight Period: June to September

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Vic Savery

 

RED-VEINED DARTER  Sympetrum fonscolombii

 

The first documented reference to this species was on June 12th 2002 at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach. (John Martin, Rich Ford, Rich Andrews)

 

 

  RED-VEINED DARTER  Sympetrum fonscolombii

Flight Period: May to November

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TBOSG

 

RUDDY DARTER  Sympetrum sanguineum

 

 

  RUDDY DARTER  Sympetrum sanguineum

Flight Period: June to October

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Ben Ofield

 

COMMON DARTER  Sympetrum striolatum

 

 

  COMMON DARTER  Sympetrum striolatum

Flight Period: May to December)

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Rob Laughton

VAGRANT EMPEROR  Anax ephippiger - ♂ - V

 

The first documented reference to this species in S. Glos was an apparent male in a garden at Hanham, Bristol on October 25th 2013. (Rob Laughton)

 

 

  VAGRANT EMPEROR  Anax ephippiger

Flight Period: Erratically in the UK - appearing at any time of year

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