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Dragonfly  Four-Spotted Chaser

Four-Spotted Chaser - Photo  Copyright 2003 Tony Margiocchi Photo: Tony Margiocchi

UK Safari Tip:
To help you identify dragonflies and damselflies there's a beautifully illustrated fold out chart in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Libellula quadrimaculata

Size: Wingspan approximately 76mms

Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.

Months seen: May to August.

Habitat: Ponds and lakes - prefers more acidic water.

Food: Flying insects.

Special features: The name comes from the four wing spots. The narrow tapering abdomen differentiate it from the broad-bodied chaser.

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Four-Spotted Chaser Exuviae
UK Safari Dragonfly Section

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