The list opposite follows the constraints and format of the British Dragonfly Society checklist as revised 24.10.2014.
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For the purposes of the DVD I have amended the order so that species which are similar in appearance are grouped together.
This often means that family groupings remain - for example all the Emerald Damselflies are together (including the Small Emerald). Their order within that grouping is related to their range and distribution - the Emerald Damselfly comes first because it is common and widespread. By putting the most familiar species first, the other Emeralds that follow can be compared with it.
The Dainty Damselfly reappeared in Britain after the release of British Damselflies and has, therefore, been included in British Dragonflies.
About this DVD
History & Differences between Dragons & Damsels
Immatures, Tandem, Mating
When & Where to Watch
Running Time: 60 minutes approx.
Then the following damselflies are described:
Resident and/or migrant species recorded since 1970:
Southern Emerald Damselfly Scarce Emerald Damselfly
Willow Emerald Damselfy
Small Red Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Small Red-eyed Damselfly
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly
Small Emerald Damselfly
Running Time: 90 minutes approx.
Total Running Time: 150 minutes approx.
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