Latest News

  • Mike Dilger at the BDS Annual Meeting © Mark Tyrrell

    Success at BDS Annual Meeting: with well over 100 dragonfly enthusiasts attending!

  • Emily the Dragonfly

    New Scottish Hotspot Designated: at WWT Caerlaverock

  • Rare Migrant in the UK: Vagrant Emperor found on Orkney and Scilly Isles

  • Rare Damselfly Continues to Spread: the Willow Emerald has been found in Buckinghamshire

  • State of Nature: one in ten UK species threatened with extinction


The iRecord Dragonflies App is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Banded Demoiselle female  - Brian Walker

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens is widespread on slow moving water in more southerly areas of Britain.  Males are distinctive with a blue band or patch on their wings.  Females, illustrated here, are metallic green with translucent pale green iridescent wings which have a white spot near the tip. Females, like the females of most damselflies, tend to stay some distance from the water unless they are actually breeding.