Broad-Bodied Chaser

This distinctive, stout dragonfly can be seen in late spring and early summer around our lakes and ponds. The male has a predominantly dusty blue abdomen and the female is a beautiful golden colour. Fortunately, while its pond habitats are often destroyed, it readily colonises new sites.

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Large Red Damselfly

This damselfly is usually the first to be seen in spring, in April or even late March. Males are mostly red, with black tails. Females are also red and black, with varying amounts of black, but always more than the males.

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Rose Chafer

These stunning jewel-like beetles are members of the scarab family. The adults feed on pollen and nectar, and sometimes petals, particularly from roses, hence their name.

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Keeled Skimmer

This dragonfly prefers a habitat with water and acid peat, such as our SSSI, where they can be seen on the wing throughout the summer.

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Beautiful Demoiselle

The demoiselles are relatively large damselflies and have a graceful flight like that of a butterfly. They are particularly sensitive to pollution, so their presence here is very encouraging.

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