The Dragonflies of Lichfield

Species List


The following list follows Collingwood (1997) for all species except the possible first county records. The number of records for each species is included in the final column.


Sub-order Zygoptera

Family Calopterygidae
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Beautiful Demoiselle2
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Banded Demoiselle12
Family Lestidae
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald Damselfly2
Family Coenagriidae
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Large Red Damselfly3
Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)Red-eyed Damselfly1
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure Damselfly4
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue Damselfly17
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Blue-tailed Damselfly28
*Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1840)Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly2

Suborder Anisoptera

Family Aeshnidae
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Common Hawker5
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant Hawker3
Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)Southern Hawker15
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brown Hawker18
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor Dragonfly2
Family Libellulidae
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied Chaser3
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Darter18
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy Darter6

Species marked '*' cannot be accepted without specimens collected for detailed examination (voucher specimens). If confirmed these would be first county records. There was additionally a record for the Irish Damselfly (Coenagrion lunulatum) which was subsequently proved to be a recording error.

© Staffordshire Ecological Record 2006
Last updated 4th April 2006