Dragonfly records

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Odonata at Netherfield Lagoons

Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendensCommon. Breeds regularly along the river in good numbers.
Emerald DamselflyLestes sponsaScarce. Small population around the gravel pits.
Large Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphalaUncommon vagrant.
Azure DamselflyCoenagrion puellaUncommon. Small population around the gravel pits.
Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerumAbundant. Breeds throughout site.
Red-eyed DamselflyErythroma najasCommon. Strong population on gravel pits.
Small Red-eyed DamselflyErythroma viridulumUncommon. Small population around the gravel pits.
Blue-tailed DamselflyIshnura elegansAbundant. Breeds throughout site.
Hairy DragonflyBrachytron pratenseFairly common. Breeds around Small Gravel Pit and Willow Pond.
Southern HawkerAeshna cyaneaRegular. Breeds in ditches along Lower Path and Boundary Hedge.
Brown HawkerAeshna grandisCommon. Breeds throughout site.
Migrant HawkerAeshna mixtaCommon. Breeds throughout site.
EmperorAnax imperatorCommon. Breeds throughout site.
Lesser EmperorAnax parthenopeTwo records
Broad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressaUncommon. Breeds in new dragonfly pits.
Four-spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculataCommon. Breeds in gravel pits and Wader Scrape.
Black-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatumCommon. Breeds in gravel pits and Wader Scrape.
Black DarterSympetrum danaeOne record of a vagrant in 2015.
Ruddy DarterSympetrum sanguineumFairly Common. Breeds around gravel pits and new dragonfly pits.
Common DarterSympetrum striolatumCommon. Breeds throughout site.