Identify Dragonflies (Anisoptera)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Hairy Dragonfly
Brachytron pratense

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Migrant Hawker
Aeshna mixta

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Southern Hawker
Aeshna cyanea

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Brown Hawker
Aeshna grandis

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Emperor
Anax imperator

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Four-spotted Chaser
Libellula quadrimaculata

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Broad-bodied Chaser
Libellula depressa

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Black-tailed Skimmer
Orthetrum cancellatum

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Common Darter
Sympetrum striolatum

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Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum sanguineum

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire