13 species of dragonflies and damselflies  have been recorded in the Minet Recording Area. Most of these are resident here.  All names are taken from British Dragonfly Society.

Anisoptera - Dragonflies

Family Aeshnidae - Hawker Dragonflies

  • Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta
  • Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis
  • Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator
Family Libellulidae - Chasers, Skimmers and Darters
  • Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa
  • Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
  • Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum
  • Ruddy Darter Sympetrum sanguineum
  • Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum

Zygoptera - Damselflies

Family Calopteryigidae - Demoiselles
  • Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens
Black-Tailed Skimmer Dragonfly
Black-Tailed Skimmer Dragonfly
Family Coenagrionidae - Red and Blue/black damselflies
  • Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella
  • Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
  • Blue Tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans
Family Lestidae - Emerald damselflies
  • Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa