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  Kent Sites for Dragonflies and Damselflies

 

Here is a comprehensive list of some of the best sites to see dragonflies and damselflies in Kent and what species can be expected to be seen at each site. Species have been put into 3 categories, C = Common, S = Scarce and R = Rare. Many thanks to Dave Walker (Dungeness), Ian Hodgson (Sandwich Bay) Trevor Willis (Cliffe) and Alan Pavey (Sissinghurst) for their input in putting together this site list. Please feel free to contact me if there are any species that you have seen at these sites which have not been included.

 

  Westbere Lakes Reculver Marshside Sandwich Bay Dungeness Cliffe Marshes Bedgebury Sissinghurst Hothfield Common
  C = Common   S = Scarce   R = Rare  
                   
Banded Demoiselle C S   C R     C  
Beautiful Demoiselle               C  
Emerald Damselfly   R   C S C   R  
Southern Emerald Damselfly       R   S      
Scarce Emerald Damselfly           C   R  
Willow Emerald Damselfly R S C R          
Large Red Damselfly C S   S       C  
White legged Damselfly             C S  
Dainty Damselfly                  
Azure Damselfly C S C C C C   C  
Variable Damselfly C R   C R        
Common Blue Damselfly C C C C C C   C  
Blue tailed Damselfly C C C C C C   C  
Red eyed Damselfly C C C C C     R  
Small Red eyed Damselfly S S C C S S      
                   
Hairy Dragonfly C S   C C S   S  
Migrant Hawker C C   C C C C C  
Southern Hawker S S S C R S   C S
Brown Hawker C S   C C C   C C
Southern Migrant Hawker           R      
Norfolk Hawker S     R          
Emperor Dragonfly C C C C C C   C  
Vagrant Emperor Dragonfly         R        
Lesser Emperor Dragonfly   R   R R        
Golden ringed Dragonfly             S S  
Downy Emerald             C S  
Brilliant Emerald             C    
Four spotted Chaser S R   C C C   S  
Broad bodied Chaser C S   C R C   C C
Scarce Chaser C     C          
Black tailed Skimmer C C   C C C   C  
Keeled Skimmer                 C
Black Darter       R R R      
Common Darter C C C C C C   C C
Ruddy Darter C C   C C C   S  
Red veined Darter       S S        
Vagrant Darter         R        
Yellow winged Darter       R R        
  Westbere Lakes Reculver Marshside Sandwich Bay Dungeness Cliffe Marshes Bedgebury Sissinghurst Hothfield Common