Odonata – dragonflies and damselflies – Top 15

According to an article in the BTO magazine (issue 335 Summer 2020) by David Smallshire from the British Dragonfly Society the top 15 species most likely to be encountered in the UK are (in descending order):

1 Blue-tailed Damselfly

DSC01881Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 2nd June 2020

 

2 Common Darter

DSC07606Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 17th August 2020

 

3  Common Blue Damselfly

 

 

4  Large Red Damselfly

DSCF4289Male – RSPB Strumpshaw Fen – 17th June 2019

 

5  Azure Damselfly

DSC01648Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 2nd June 2020

DSC05870Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 8th May 2019

DSC07720Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 17th August 2020

 

6  Brown Hawker

 

 

7 Southern Hawker

 

 

8 Emperor Dragonfly

DSC02044Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 2nd June 2020

 

9  Migrant Hawker

 

 

10  Banded Demoiselle

DSCF3902RSPB Strumpshaw Fen – 17th June 2019

 

11  Four Spotted Chaser

DSCF4222Male – RSPB Strumpshaw Fen  – 17th June 2019

DSCF3959Female – Strumpshaw Fen  – 17th June 2019

 

12  Emerald Damselfy

 

 

13  Broad-bodied Chaser

 

 

14 Black-tailed Skimmer

DSC02017Duchess Pond, Stoke Park Estate, Bristol  – 2nd June 2020

DSCF4218RSPB Strumpshaw Fen – 17th June 2019

 

15 Ruddy Darter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to others I have photographed