Dragonfly Habitats

X - principal habitat of common and widespread species
x - secondary habitat of common species, or main habitat of localised species



Species Habitat
  Lake Pond River Stream Canal Ditch Bog Flush
Damselflies                
Banded Demoiselle     X X x      
Beautiful Demoiselle     X X        
Scarce Emerald Damselfly x x       x    
Emerald Damselfly x X     x x X  
Willow Emerald Damselfly x x x          
Northern Damselfly x x         x  
Irish Damselfly x x         x  
Southern Damselfly       x   x   x
Azure Damselfly x X x x X X    
Variable Damselfly x x     x x x  
Red-eyed Damselfly x x x   x      
Small Red-eyed Damselfly x x     X      
Large Red Damselfly x X x x x X X  
Common Blue Damselfly X x x   X   x  
Blue-tailed Damselfly x X x x X X    
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly   x   x       x
Small Red Damselfly   x   x   x x x
White-legged Damselfly     x x x      
Dragonflies                
Azure Hawker             x  
Southern Hawker X X     x x    
Brown Hawker X X x   x x    
Norfolk Hawker           x    
Common Hawker x X         x  
Migrant Hawker X X x   x x    
Emperor Dragonfly X X x   x      
Lesser Emperor x x            
Hairy Dragonfly x x     x x    
Common Clubtail     x          
Golden-ringed Dragonfly     X X       x
Downy Emerald x x     x      
Northern Emerald             x  
Brilliant Emerald x x     x      
White-faced Darter   x         x  
Broad-bodied Chaser x X x   x x    
Scarce Chaser x x x   x x    
Four-spotted Chaser x X   x x x X  
Black-tailed Skimmer X x x     x    
Keeled Skimmer   x   x     x x
Black Darter x X         X X
Yellow-winged Darter x x         x  
Red-veined Darter x x       x    
Ruddy Darter x X     x X    
Common Darter X X x x x x    

 



Definitions  
Bog Acidic wet peatland
Canal Linear waterway with minimal flow, originally created for boat traffic
Ditch Artificial drainage channel with minimal flow
Flush Small stream and/or marshy area fed by spring or groundwater
Lake Standing water body covering over 2 hectares (20,000m2); may be natural or artificial, including reservoirs and larger flooded mineral workings
Pond Standing water body covering less than 2 hectares (20,000m2); may be natural or artificial
River Flowing water over 3 metres wide
Stream Flowing water less than 3 metres wide