Scientific name: Libellula depressa
Size: Wingspan up to 70mm
Distribution: Found in England and Wales, more frequently in the south
Months seen: May to August
Life Span: Approximately 2 years, most of which is spent in the aquatic larval stage
Habitat: Usually found near still water (ponds and lakes)
Food: Insects (which are caught on the wing)
Special features: Female Broad-bodied chasers have a broad, yellow coloured abdomen. Male Broad-bodied chasers have a broad, pale blue abdomen. Both the male and female have brown triangular patches at the base of all four wings.