On-line Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Ireland

Thousands of photos of almost every damselfly and dragonfly to be seen in Britain and Ireland from our constantly updated galleries

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Norfolk Hawker by Andy Deighton from the Galleries.

Many thanks to the hundreds of photographers who continue to populate this on-line guide with the most extensive list of images anywhere on the web. Images illustated below have been kindly contributed by Hugh Addlesee, Chris Bradbury, Sean Cole, Kevin DuRose, Dean Eades, Paul Harrison, Steve Huggins, James Hunter, David Hutton, Adrian Kettle, Simon Knight, Nick Loverock, John Nadin, Nick Ransdale, Tristan Reid, Craig Robson, Steve Robinson, Steve Round, David Smallshire, Will Soar, Dean Stables and Mike Weedon.

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Species Image
Banded Demoiselle (more images) Banded Demoiselle
Beautiful Demoiselle (more images) Beautiful Demoiselle
Scarce Emerald Damselfly (more images) Scarce Emerald Damselfly
Emerald Damselfly (more images) Emerald Damselfly
Southern Emerald Damselfly (more images) Southern Emerald Damselfly
Small Red Damselfly (more images) Small Red Damselfly
Norfolk Damselfly (more images) Nofolk Damselfly
Northern Damselfly (more images) Northern Damselfly
Irish Damselfly (more images) Irish Damselfly
Southern Damselfly (more images) Southern Damselfly
Azure Damselfly (more images) Azure Damselfly
Variable Damselfly (more images) Variable Damselfly
Dainty Damselfly (more images) Dainty Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly (more images) Common Blue Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly (more images) Red-eyed Damselfly
Small Red-eyed Damselfly (more images) Small Red-eyed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly (more images) Blue-tailed Damselfly
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly (more images) Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
Scarce Red Damselfly (more images) Scarce Red Damselfly
White-legged Damselfly (more images) White-legged Damselfly


Common Club-tail (more images) Common Club-tail
Southern Migrant Hawker (more images) Southern Migrant Hawker
Southern Hawker (more images) Southern Hawker
Brown Hawker (more images) Brown Hawker
Norfolk Hawker (more images) Norfolk Hawker
Azure Hawker (more images) Azure Hawker
Common Hawker (more images) Common Hawker
Migrant Hawker (more images) Migrant Hawker
Emperor (more images) Emperor
Lesser Emperor (more images) Lesser Emperor
Green Darner (more images) Green Darner
Hairy Dragonfly (more images) Hairy Dragonfly
Vagrant Emperor (more images) Vagrant Emperor
Golden-ringed Dragonfly (more images) Golden-ringed Dragonfly
Downy Emerald (more images) Downy Emerald
Brilliant Emerald (more images) Brilliant Emerald
Northern Emerald (more images) Northern Emerald
Broad-bodied Chaser (more images) Broad-bodied Chaser
Scarce Chaser (more images) Scarce Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser (more images) Four-spotted Chaser
Black-tailed Skimmer (more images) Black-tailed Skimmer
Keeled Skimmer (more images) Keeled Skimmer
Scarlet Dragonfly (more images) Scarlet Dragonfly
Black Darter (more images) Black Darter
Yellow-winged Darter (more images) Yellow-winged Darter
Red-veined Darter (more images) Red-veined Darter
Ruddy Darter (more images) Ruddy Darter
Common Darter (more images) Common Darter
Highland Darter (more images) Highland Darter
Vagrant Darter (more images) Vagrant Darter
Banded Darter (more images) Banded Darter
White-faced Darter (more images) White-faced Darter