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Dragonflies & Damselflies

– Latest sightings

  • Sightings in bold are marked as such to note either rarity, a high number counted, or an unusual date
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies Sightings, including your pictures, can be reported to this page using the LWT WhatsApp General Chat group
  • Please confirm sighting with a picture wherever possible
  • Click on photos for a larger version.
  • It is my intention to retain sightings and pictures for a full year on this page before they are archived here.

September 3rd 2021
Lavell’s Lake – Brown Hawker female laying eggs, Migrant Hawker male (Caroline Moore)


Female Brown Hawker laying eggs at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore


Male Migrant Hawker at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore

July 2nd 2021
Lavell’s Lake – Emperor Dragonfly male, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser male, Red-eyed Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly Beautiful Demoiselle female, Banded Demoiselle (Phil Kinch)
Black Swan Lake – Beautiful Demoiselle male, Brown Hawker Dragonfly male near wooden bridge over the Loddon (Phil Kinch)

June 17th 2021
Lavell’s Lake – Broad-Bodied Chaser male (Grant Evans)


Male Broad-Bodied Chaser at Lavell’s Lake – Grant Evans

June 16th 2021
Lavell’s Lake – Black-Tailed Skimmer Dragonfly, Emperor Dragonfly, Beautiful Demoiselle, Banded Demoiselle, Red-eyed Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly (Phil Kinch); Broad-Bodied Chaser (Geoff Emmett)


Broad-Bodied Chaser at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Black Tailed Skimmer at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch


Pair Red-eyed Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch


Male Red-eyed Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch


Beautiful Demoiselle at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch

June 14th 2021
Lavell’s Lake – Black-Tailed Skimmer Dragonfly (Eddie Napper)


Black-Tailed Skimmer at Lavell’s Lake – Eddie Napper

May 31st 2021
Lea Farm Lake – Beautiful Demoiselle female, Common Blue Damselfly male, Common Blue Damselfly female Blue Form (Steve Rodgers)


Female Beautiful Demoiselle at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers


Male Common Blue Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers


Female Common Blue Damselfly Blue Form at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

May 19th 2021
Lea Farm Lake – Banded Demoiselle female (Geoff Emmett)


Female Banded Demoiselle at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett