Wildlife to Visit of the Sub Order Anisoptera

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc

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There are 19 wildlife species pictured below. Some species can only be seen during certain months. Wildlife that has been observed at this time of year are shown first preceeded by a green bar. Wildlife that can be seen at a different time of year is show last preceeded by a blue bar.

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Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva) All year round.
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Family: Libellulidae (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands, meadows and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 45 mm (1.8 in). Wingspan 74 mm (2.9 in).

Food: Aerial and non aerial insects.

Flight: All year round.

A species of special concern in Great Britain due to loss of its ideal habitat.

Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva) ♀ © Gail Hampshire cc
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Early April to late October.
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Family: Libellulidae (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, heathland, estuaries and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 39-48 mm (1.5-1.9 in). Hindwing 32-40 mm (1.3-1.6 In).

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: Early April to late October.

Perches near water and has an aggressive territorial flight. It also has a gliding flight.

Also will feed in swarms in the evening.

Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) © Tony Court cc
Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) All year round.
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Family: Aeshnidae (Hawkers and Emperors)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds and rivers and streams.

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: All year round.

Perches on vegetation from which it pursues passing insects.

Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) © postman.pete cc
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Late April to early August.
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Family: Libellulidae (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds and rivers and streams.

Size: Wingspan 70 mm (2.8 In).

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: Late April to early August.

Perches on vegetation from which it pursues passing insects.

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) © Gail Hampshire cc
Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) All year round.
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Family: Libellulidae (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds and rivers and streams.

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: All year round.

Perches on vegetation from which it pursues passing insects.

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) ♀ © Gail Hampshire cc
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombei) All year round.
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Family: Libellulidae (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds and rivers and streams.

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: All year round.

Perches on vegetation from which it pursues passing insects.

Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombei) © Gail Hampshire cc
Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) All year round.
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Family: Corduliidae (Emerald Dragonflies)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds and rivers and streams.

Food: Aerial insects.

Flight: All year round.

Perches on vegetation from which it pursues passing insects.

Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) ♀ © Tero Laakso cc
Emperor (Anax imperator) Early May to late October.
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Family: Aeshnidae (Hawkers and Emperors)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, gardens and parks, estuaries and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 7.8-8.5 cm (3.1-3.3 in). Wingspan 10-11 cm (3.9-4.3 in).

Food: Aerial insects including butterflies.

Flight: Early May to late October.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The male is very territorial with a blue abdomen with a central dark line.

The female is similar but with a green abdomen.

Emperor (Anax imperator) © Aitor Escauriaza cc
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Early June to late October.
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Family: Aeshnidae (Hawkers and Emperors)

Habitat: Ponds, lakes and reservoirs and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 7 cm (2.8 in).

Food: Flying insects.

Flight: Early June to late October.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The males are territorial and crash into intruding males to drive them away.

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) © John T Howard cc
Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Early June to late October.
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Family: Aeshnidae (Hawkers and Emperors)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs and ponds.

Size: Length 65-75 mm (.25-.30 in), wingspan 100 mm (3.9 in).

Food: Flying insects.

Flight: Early June to late October.

Patrols a waterside hunting territory, attacking any intruders.

Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) ♀ © Pavel Kirillov cc
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