Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

Male Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) Photo © David Kitching 2006

Female Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) Photo © David Kitching 2007

This species was first discovered in Cheshire on 23rd June 2008 by Matt and Ron Thomas on the Dee at Crewe-by-Farndon. Several individuals have also been seen on the Welsh bank in this area and it is possible that there is a nearby colony on suitable water somewhere nearby.

Distribution map for Club-tailed Dragonfly
Large dot = Proven breeding,
Medium dot = Probable breeding,
Small dot = Possible breeding
Open rectangle = Pre 1980 records only
Red dots show tetrads in which species has only been recorded since 1991 or where breeding status has been raised since 1991.

Flight period

First Cheshire record. Female Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Crewe-by-Farndon 23.6.08. Photo © Ron Thomas 2008

Male Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Farndon 26.6.10. Photo © Daniel Carruthers 2010

Male Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Forge Brook 10.8.10. Photo © Trevor Davies 2010

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© David Kitching 2016

Last update 2.1.2016