British Damselflies

British Damselflies on Wild About Britain include the latest damselfly news from around the UK, hundreds of British damselfly photos in our image gallery, lots of damselfly conversations in our insect forums, a directory of damselfly-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on everything from the Southern and Dainty Damselfies to the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly and the Banded Demoiselle.

Encyclopedia of British Damselflies

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo

 Only two species of damselfly in Britain have obviously coloured wings. They both belong to the... more

Northern Damselfly Coenagrion hastulatum

This species is found in only a few small lochans in Scotland. In the male, S2 has a rather... more

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura pumilio

The Scarce Blue-tailed is one of a number of small British Damselflies. Typically Males have a... more

Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum

In the male, the ante-humeral stripes are usually broken, like two exclamation marks. S2 has a "... more

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Only two species of damselfly in Britain have obviously coloured wings. They both belong to the... more

Identification of British Damselflies