Dragonflies and Damselflies


Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large Red Damselfly

Dragonflies and Damselflies
These used to be only occasional visitors to the garden and more often than not it would be the Azure Damselfly. However since putting in a small pond (2m x 1m at the extremes), we have seen at least 7 varieties with at least 2 reproducing and living as nymphs in the pond (Broad Bodied Chaser and the Southern Hawker). This year (2005) I have counted 15 empty carcases from which the Dragonfly has emerged and I am sure to have missed nearly that amount.

Coenagrion puella Azure Damselfly



Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle

Sympetrum striolatum Common Darter

Libellula depressa Broad Bodied Chaser

Aeshna cyanea Southern Hawker

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle

Enallagma cyathigerum Common Blue Damselfly

Ischnura elgans Blue-tailed Damselfly










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