Working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats

Latest News

  • Published last week in the peer reviewed journal PeerJ, a study by Powney et al has revealed fascinating information on dragonfly winners and losers in response to environmental factors. This work was based on analysis of the Dragonfly Recording Network data.

  • We are very sad to announce the death of Dr. Norman Moore, ecologist, entomologist, author and gentleman.

  • The long-awaited Dragonfly App is available now! 


The iRecord Dragonfly App, made in association with the CEH, BRC, JNCC and BDS, is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. With excellent identification information, the app is easy to use by experts and amateurs alike. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

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Star of the Month

Golden-ringed Dragonfly - Brian Walker

 Golden-ringed Dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii is a spectacular insect that is unmistakeable in Britain, being large with yellow and black markings. It seems to have a penchant for catching bees and wasps as food.  This behaviour was noted in Dragonfly News 68 with pictures of individuals with Bumble Bees.  Here is evidence that they also eat wasps.