Cheshire Dragonflies & Damselflies

These pages are intended to provide information about the status of Odonata in the County of Cheshire and also the Wirral.


The Cheshire Recording Scheme

Latest records for 2016

2015 recording overview


The data presented is based upon records submitted to the Cheshire Odonata recording scheme which was established in its current format by Richard Gabb in 1985. The scheme is based on recording sightings of Odonata with a measure of their breeding status based on observations of breeding behaviour and nymphs or exuviae. Recordings are mapped on a two kilometre square or Tetrad basis.

If you are interested in taking part in the recording scheme or wish to submit records please email me.


Details of individual species of Cheshire Odonata.

Details of the most
recent sightings and Odonata news for 2016
Last year's recordings and comments plus the Cheshire records for 2015

Recordings and comments for:
and 2014


If you want a detailed description of Cheshire Odonata and the recording scheme up to 1992 this is contained in:
The Dragonflies & Damselflies of Cheshire
by Richard Gabb and David Kitching,
published by National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, 1992.
ISBN 0 906367 54 9

For other Odonata sites follow this link

Records for North Wales should be sent to Allan Brandon
Records for Derbyshire should be sent to Dave Goddard
Records for Shropshire should be sent to Sue McLamb
Records for South and West Lancashire should be sent to Steve White

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Last updated 13.10.2016