Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)

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Family Libellulidae

Flight The flight period extends from mid May to the end of August.



Small brown patch on the middle of the leading edge of each wing,
Brown tapering abdomen, becoming black towards the posterior end.
Yellow markings on sides of abdomen.
Dark brown patch at the base of the wings. Adults are aggressive and very territorial.


Image With thanks Copyright Chris Webster 2007


The Four-spotted Chaser is one of the commonest dragonflies. It is particularly common on sheltered lowland lakes and ponds. It can also be found on acid bogs breeding in very small pools and on sheltered upland lakes.

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