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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

August 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Black-tailed Skimmer (Steve Rogers)


Black-tailed Skimmer at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

August 8th
Lavell’s Lake – Migrant Hawker Dragonfly (Keith Seymour)


Migrant Hawker Dragonfly at Lavell’s Lake – Keith Seymour

July 31st
Lavell’s Lake – Emerald Damselfly (Caroline Moore)


Emerald Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore

July 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Emperor Dragonfly (Geoff Emmett)


Emperor Dragonfly at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Emerald Damselfly, Banded Damselfly male (Steve Rogers)


Emerald Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers


Male Banded Damselfly at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

July 13th
Lavell’s Lake – 3 Black Tailed Skimmer, 20 Banded Demoiselle, 145+ Common Blue Damselfly, 2 Emperor, 7 Brown Hawker, Blue-tailed Damselfly (Phil Kinch)

July 5th
Lavell’s Lake – Black Tailed Skimmer female (Geoff Emmett)


Female Black Tailed Skimmer at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 22nd
Lea Farm GP – 100+ Banded Demoiselle, 100+ Common Blue Damselfly, 5+ Red-eyed Damselfly, 4 Emperor, 2 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 45 Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser (Phil Kinch)
Lavell’s Lake – 20+ Banded Demoiselle, 20+ Common Blue Damselfly, Brown Hawker, Emperor (Phil Kinch)

June 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – Migrant Hawker, 38 Banded Demoiselle, 160+ Common Blue Damselfly, Broad-bodied Chaser, 17 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 7 Red-eyed Damselfly, 12 Black-tailed Skimmer, 8 Broad-bodied Chaser, 2 Emperor, Beautiful Demoiselle, Large Red Damselfly (Phil Kinch)

May 27th
Lea Farm GP – 100+ Banded Demoiselle, 100+ Common Blue Damselfly, 5+ Red-eyed Damselfly, 3 Emperor (Phil Kinch)
Lavell’s Lake – 20+ Banded Demoiselle, 40+ Common Blue Damselfly, 2
Red-eyed Damselfly, Large Red Damselfly, 2 Black-tailed Skimmer, 3 Broad-bodied Chaser (Phil Kinch)