Welcome To Stockport's Dragonflies, Lacewings & Damselflies
Female Southern Hawker Dragonfly
A Common Dragonfly in Stockport and seen in lots of green spaces. This wonderful photo was provided by Steven Kelly at Abney Hall Park.
Male Southern Hawker
The southern hawker or blue hawker (Aeshna cyanea) is a 70 millimetres (2.8 in) long species of hawker dragonfly. Thanks to Ken Grainger for this wonderful capture.
Azure Blue Damselfly
This lovely specimen of a male Azure Blue Damselfly was provided by Michael Anthony Brathwaite, taken at Abney Hall Park.
broad-bodied chaser Male
A fine capture by the Abney man himself Michael Anthony Brathwaite.
broad-bodied chaser female
As above but the female, also from Michael Anthony Brathwaite.
Banded Demoiselle Male
Abney Hall was responsible for this fine example of a Damselfly with Michael Anthony Brathwaite behind the camera.
Banded Demoiselle Female
Again a big thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this female specimen of a damselfly.
This beautiful creature was captured at Abney Hall Park by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.
Four Spotted Chaser
The four-spotted chaser, known in North America as the four-spotted skimmer, is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. A beautiful sample provided by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.
Emperor Dragonfly Male
The emperor dragonfly or blue emperor, is a large species of hawker dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae. Well captured by Michael Anthony Brathwaite at Abney Hall.
Emperor Dragonfly Female
As above but the female, seen here laying her eggs. Captured again at Abney Hall by michael Anthony Brathwaite.
Large Red Damselfly Male
Yet another fine addition to this page is this male Large Red Damselfly, provided once again by the Abney man himself Michael Anthony Brathwaite.
Large Red Damselfly Female
Thanks again to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this Abney specimen.
Common blue damselfly Female
Damselflies never disappoint, as this beautiful female demonstrates. Thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this capture.
Common Darter Female
The common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae native to Eurasia. Thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this capture.
Common Darter Male
It seems the dragonflies love posing for Michael Anthony Brathwaite at Abney and i am so greatful.
Brown Hawker Female
The brown hawker is a large dragonfly about 73 millimetres (2.9 in) long.Yet another great capture from Michael Anthony Brathwaite is this female whilst laying her eggs at Abney Hall.
The blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) is a European damselfly, and seen here is a male. Once again a fine capture by John Holme at Reddish Vale Country Park.