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  The Dragon and Damselflies Of

  South Gloucestershire

 

 

The S. Gloucestershire Dragon and Damselflies List follows the conventions of the British Dragonfly Society.

 

 

 

The S. Glos List currently stands at 33.

 

This is a work in progress - if you have any photo's we could use (preferably taken in S. Glos) please get in touch.

All photo's taken in S. Glos unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 
   

 

  DAMSELFLIES

 

 

   

 

 

 

SOUTHERN EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes barbarus

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 548156917

 

Grid Reference: 51.42351 -2.48319 Willsbridge Meadows.

 

 

Flight Period: June to August

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EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes sponsa -

 

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Flight Period: July to September

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EMERALD DAMSELFLY  Lestes sponsa - Teneral

 

John Martin

 

Glebe Farm, Wiltshire. June 27th 2006.

   

 

 

 

BANDED DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx splendens - ♂

 

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Flight Period: Early May to end of August

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BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx virgo - ♂

 

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Flight Period: End of April to end of September

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BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE  Calopteryx virgo - ♀

 

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WHITE-LEGGED DAMSELFLY  Platycnemis pennipes

 

 

Flight Period: May to September

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AZURE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion puella

 

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Flight Period: May to September (Occasionally April)

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VARIABLE DAMSELFLY  Coenagrion pulchellum

 

NBN Atlas Reference: Occurrence record 548546591

 

Grid Reference: 51.63012 -2.52873 Duckhole nr Thornbury.

 

 

Flight Period: May to August (Occasionally April)

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COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY  Enallagma cyathigerum

 

Adam Rawson

 

 

Flight Period: April to September (Occasionally October)

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RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma najas

 

 

Flight Period: May to September (Occasionally late April and early October)

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SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY  Erythromma viridulum - ♂

 

Ben Ofield

 

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

 

 

Flight Period: June to September

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BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura elegans

 

Mark Coller

 

 

Flight Period: April to September (Occasionally early October)

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SCARCE BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  Ischnura pumilio - ♂

 

Ben Ofield

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Period: May to September

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LARGE RED DAMSELFLY  Pyrrhosoma nymphula - ♂

 

Ben Ofield

 

 

Flight Period: March to September

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  DRAGONFLIES

 

 

   

 

 

 

SOUTHERN MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna affinis - ♂ - V

 

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Priddy Pools, Somerset in July 2018

 

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

 

 

Flight Period: July to August (Occasionally late June)

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SOUTHERN HAWKER  Aeshna cyanea

 

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Flight Period: June to October (Occasionally May and November)

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BROWN HAWKER  Aeshna grandis

 

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Flight Period: July to September (Occasional June and October)

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MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna mixta

 

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Flight Period: August to October (Occasionally July and November)

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MIGRANT HAWKER  Aeshna mixta

 

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COMMON HAWKER  Aeshna juncea

 

 

Flight Period: June to September (Occasionally October and early November)

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EMPEROR DRAGONFLY  Anax imperator - ♂

 

Vic Savery

 

 

Flight Period: June to August (Occasional May, September and October)

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EMPEROR DRAGONFLY  Anax imperator - ♀

 

Vic Savery

   

 

 

 

LESSER EMPEROR DRAGONFLY  Anax parthenope

 

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

 

 

Flight Period: June to September (Occasionally late May, October and November)

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HAIRY DRAGONFLY  Brachytron pratense

 

 

Flight Period: May to July (Occasionally late March and April)

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GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY  Cordulegaster boltonii

 

Mark Coller

 

Avimore, Scotland - June 2018

 

 

Flight Period: May to September (Occasionally 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.

 

 

Flight Period: May to July (Occasionally late April and August)

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BROAD-BODIED CHASER  Libellula depressa - ♂

 

Mark Coller

 

 

Flight Period: May to July (Occasionally April, August and September)

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BROAD-BODIED CHASER  Libellula depressa - ♀

 

Vic Savery

   

 

 

 

SCARCE CHASER  Libellula fulva

 

Mark Coller

 

Ham Wall, Somerset - July 2018

 

 

Flight Period: May to July (Occasionally April and early August)

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FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER  Libellula quadrimaculata

 

Mark Coller

 

 

Flight Period: May to September (Occasionally late April and early 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

 

 

Flight Period: June to September (Occasionally May)

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BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER  Orthetrum cancellatum - ♂

 

Ben Ofield

 

 

Flight Period: May to August (Occasionally late April, September and October)

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BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER  Orthetrum cancellatum - ♀

 

Vic Savery

   

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Flight Period: July to September (Occasionally June)

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RED-VEINED DARTER  Sympetrum fonscolombii

 

Vic Savery

 

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

 

 

Flight Period: June to September (Occasionally May, October and early November)

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RUDDY DARTER  Sympetrum sanguineum

 

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Shapwick Heath, Somerset. August 23rd 2018.

 

 

Flight Period: June to October

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COMMON DARTER  Sympetrum striolatum

 

Ben Ofield

 

 

Flight Period: June to November (Occasionally May and December)

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VAGRANT EMPEROR  Anax ephippiger - ♂ - V

 

Rob Laughton

 

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)

 

 

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

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Acknowledgements:

 

For their invaluable advice and help in developing the S. Glos List and use of photographs: Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Rob Laughton, Tim McGrath, John Martin, Ben Ofield, Adam Rawson, Vic Savery, Tony Scott, Gary Thoburn, Jo Williams.

 

 

 

Resources:

 

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region - Barnett, Andrews, Corner, Higgins, Martin & Pedlow

British Dragonfly Society.

The National Biodiversity Network Atlas.

 

 

The S. Glos Systematic Dragon & Damselfly List

 

 

V:          Vagrant

R:          Rare

S:          Scarce

C/R:      Common/ Regular

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