Odonata (Damselflies & Dragonflies)

Southern Hawker, Filsham Reedbed

Provisional List of Damselflies and Dragonflies recorded in Hastings & St. Leonards.

(National Status – RDB = Nationally Rare, NSa = Nationally Scarce category A, NSb = Nationally Scarce category B, I = Immigrant)

[Status in Hastings – C = Common & Widespread, L = Locally distributed but common where found, S = Scarce & Infrequently Recorded, R = Rarely Recorded, M = Common Migrant, SM = Scarce Migrant & Infrequently Recorded, RM = Rare Migrant, V = Vagrant (A species not normally recorded within the British Isles.), ?I = Insufficient Information]

ZYGOPTERA (Damselflies)
Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle [L] photos
Calopteryx virgo Beautiful Demoiselle [S] photos

LESTIDAE (Emerald Damselflies)
Lestes sponsa Emerald Damselfly [S]

COENAGRIONIDAE (Blue, Red and Blue-tailed Damselflies)
Coenagrion puella Azure Damselfly [C] photos
Coenagrion pulchellum Variable Damselfly [S] photos
Enallagma cyathigerum Common Blue Damselfly [C] photos
Erythromma najas Red-eyed Damselfly [L] photos
Erythromma viridulum Small Red-eyed Damselfly [S]
Ischnura elegans Blue-tailed Damselfly [Cphotos
Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large Red Damselfly [C] photos

PLATYCNEMIDIDAE (White-legged damselflies)
Platycnemis pennipes White-legged Damselfly [S]

AESHNIDAE (Emperors & Hawkers)
Aeshna cyanea Southern Hawker [C] photos
Aeshna grandis Brown Hawker [C] photos
Aeshna mixta Migrant Hawker [C] photos
Anax imperator Emperor Dragonfly [C] photos
Anax parthenope Lesser Emperor (This species has recently colonised Britain) [RM]
Brachytron pratense Hairy Dragonfly [L] photos

CORDULEGASTRIDAE (Golden-ringed Dragonflies)
Cordulegaster boltonii Golden-ringed Dragonfly [R]

CORDULIIDAE (Emerald dragonflies)
Cordulia aenea Downy Emerald [R]

LIBELLULIDAE (Chasers, Skimmers and Darters)
Libellula depressa Broad-bodied Chaser [C] photos
Libellula quadrimaculata Four-spotted Chaser [C] photos
Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed Skimmer [C] photos
Sympetrum flaveolum Yellow-winged Darter [SM]
Sympetrum fonscolombei Red-veined Darter (This species has recently colonised Britain) [SM] Probable breeding in two sites.
Sympetrum sanguineum Ruddy Darter [L] photos
Sympetrum striolatum Common Darter [C] photos
Sympetrum vulgatum Vagrant Darter [RM] photos

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