British Dragonflies - on the DVD Notes

The list opposite follows the constraints and format of the British Dragonfly Society checklist as revised 24.10.2014.

Go to the BDS web site at

For the purposes of the DVD I have amended the order so that species which are similar in appearance will be grouped together.

This means that family groupings remain - for example all the Darters are grouped together. However, the ‘red’ darters (including the vagrants and potential visitor) come before the darker bodied darters. They are also re-ordered so that more familiar species come first.

I would strongly recommend buying the Damselfly DVD with the extended introduction for information on anatomy and life cycle etc.

Graham Sherwin

British Dragonflies starts with an Introduction:

About this DVD and the Graphics

Running Time: 6 minutes approx.

Then the rediscovered Dainty Damselfly is illustrated and the following dragonflies are described:

Resident and/or migrant species recorded since 1970:

Southern Migrant Hawker

Azure Hawker

Southern Hawker

Brown Hawker

Common Hawker

Migrant Hawker

Norfolk Hawker

Emperor Dragonfly

Lesser Emperor

Hairy Dragonfly

Common Clubtail

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Downy Emerald

Northern Emerald

Brilliant Emerald

White-faced Darter

Broad-bodied Chaser

Scarce Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser

Black-tailed Skimmer

Keeled Skimmer

Black Darter

Yellow-winged Darter

Red-veined Darter

Ruddy Darter

Common Darter

(includes ‘Highland’ Darter)


Green Darner

Scarlet Darter

Banded Darter

Vagrant Darter

Potential Visitors:

Orange-spotted Emerald

(was a resident)

Southern Skimmer

Southern Darter

Running Time: 160 minutes approx.

Total Running Time: 166 minutes approx. (2 hours 46 minutes)

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