Northwich Woodlands
Northwich Woodlands

Dragonflies

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata. Adult dragonflies are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches and an elongated body. Look near water to find Dragonflies at Northwich Woodlands.

Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Confirmed breeder
Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) Confirmed breeder
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Confirmed breeder
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) Confirmed breeder
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) Confirmed breeder
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) Confirmed breeder
Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas) Confirmed breeder
Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Confirmed breeder
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Confirmed breeder
Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Rare visitor
Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Confirmed breeder
Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pretense) Rare visitor
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) Confirmed breeder
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Confirmed breeder
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Confirmed breeder
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Confirmed breeder
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Confirmed breeder
Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Rare vagrant, may have bred
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Confirmed breeder