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On-line Chart to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland

Thousands of photos of almost every damselfly and dragonfly to be seen in Britain and Ireland from our constantly updated galleries. Many thanks to the hundreds of photographers who continue to populate this on-line guide with the most extensive list of images anywhere on the web. Images illustated below have been kindly contributed by Hugh Addlesee, Chris Bradbury, Sean Cole, Kevin DuRose, Dean Eades, Paul Harrison, Steve Huggins, James Hunter, David Hutton, Adrian Kettle, Simon Knight, Nick Loverock, John Nadin, Nick Ransdale, Tristan Reid, Craig Robson, Steve Robinson, Steve Round, David Smallshire, Will Soar, Dean Stables and Mike Weedon. Add your own images.

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Damselflies
Species Image


Banded Demoiselle

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Banded Demoiselle


Beautiful Demoiselle

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Beautiful Demoiselle


Scarce Emerald Damselfly

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Scarce Emerald Damselfly


Emerald Damselfly

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Emerald Damselfly


Southern Emerald Damselfly

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Southern Emerald Damselfly


Small Red Damselfly

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Small Red Damselfly


Norfolk Damselfly



Northern Damselfly

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Northern Damselfly


Irish Damselfly

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Irish Damselfly


Southern Damselfly

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Southern Damselfly


Azure Damselfly

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Azure Damselfly


Variable Damselfly

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Variable Damselfly


Dainty Damselfly

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Dainty Damselfly


Common Blue Damselfly

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Common Blue Damselfly


Red-eyed Damselfly

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Red-eyed Damselfly


Small Red-eyed Damselfly

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Small Red-eyed Damselfly


Blue-tailed Damselfly

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Blue-tailed Damselfly


Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

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Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly


Scarce Red Damselfly

Scarce Red Damselfly


White-legged Damselfly

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White-legged Damselfly


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Dragonflies
Species Image


Common Club-tail

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Common Club-tail


Southern Migrant Hawker

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Southern Migrant Hawker


Southern Hawker

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Southern Hawker


Brown Hawker

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Brown Hawker


Norfolk Hawker

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Norfolk Hawker


Azure Hawker

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Azure Hawker


Common Hawker

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Common Hawker


Migrant Hawker

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Migrant Hawker


Emperor

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Emperor


Lesser Emperor

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Lesser Emperor


Green Darner

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Green Darner


Hairy Dragonfly

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Hairy Dragonfly


Vagrant Emperor

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Vagrant Emperor


Golden-ringed Dragonfly

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Golden-ringed Dragonfly


Downy Emerald

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Downy Emerald


Brilliant Emerald

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Brilliant Emerald


Northern Emerald

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Northern Emerald


Broad-bodied Chaser

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Broad-bodied Chaser


Scarce Chaser

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Scarce Chaser


Four-spotted Chaser

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Four-spotted Chaser


Black-tailed Skimmer

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Black-tailed Skimmer


Keeled Skimmer

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Keeled Skimmer


Scarlet Dragonfly

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Scarlet Dragonfly


Black Darter

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Black Darter


Yellow-winged Darter

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Yellow-winged Darter


Red-veined Darter

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Red-veined Darter


Ruddy Darter

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Ruddy Darter


Common Darter

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Common Darter


Highland Darter

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Highland Darter


Vagrant Darter

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Vagrant Darter


Banded Darter

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Banded Darter


White-faced Darter

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White-faced Darter