Submit Dragonfly and Damselfly records

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This will give you access to the My Records report which allows you to manage your data.


Use this page to enter records of dragonflies and damselflies for a single location.


Please tick all the species you saw and any other information about them.

Please note: if you have had an expert confirm the identification of a record please add their name in the 'Determiner' field. This will help when the record is being verified.

Step 1
{content} Select a species first
SpeciesPresentAbundanceDeterminerCertaintyCommentAdd photos
Aeshna grandis - Brown Hawker Add images
Aeshna juncea - Common Hawker Add images
Aeshna mixta - Migrant Hawker Add images
Anax ephippiger - Vagrant Emperor Add images
Anax imperator - Emperor Dragonfly Add images
Anax parthenope - Lesser Emperor Add images
Brachytron pratense - Hairy Dragonfly Add images
Calopteryx splendens - Banded Demoiselle Add images
Calopteryx virgo - Beautiful Demoiselle Add images
Coenagrion lunulatum - Irish Damselfly Add images
Coenagrion puella - Azure Damselfly Add images
Coenagrion pulchellum - Variable Damselfly Add images
Cordulegaster boltonii - Golden-ringed Dragonfly Add images
Cordulia aenea - Downy Emerald Add images
Enallagma cyathigerum - Common Blue Damselfly Add images
Ischnura elegans - Blue-tailed Damselfly Add images
Ischnura pumilio - Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Add images
Lestes dryas - Scarce Emerald Damselfly Add images
Lestes sponsa - Emerald Damselfly Add images
Libellula quadrimaculata - Four-spotted Chaser Add images
Orthetrum cancellatum - Black-tailed Skimmer Add images
Orthetrum coerulescens - Keeled Skimmer Add images
Pyrrhosoma nymphula - Large Red Damselfly Add images
Somatochlora arctica - Northern Emerald Add images
Sympetrum danae - Black Darter Add images
Sympetrum flaveolum - Yellow-winged Darter Add images
Sympetrum fonscolombii - Red-veined Darter Add images
Sympetrum sanguineum - Ruddy Darter Add images
Sympetrum striolatum - Common Darter Add images


Your details (please note: this information will be used for record verification purposes only by NIEA and CEDaR staff).
Your contact details
Any additional recorder(s) names.
Date of your sighting.
Please provide the spatial reference and site name for the record.

By clicking on the map the spatial reference will autofill. The more you zoom in, the more accurate the grid reference.


For example the nearest town, village, park, nature reserve etc.
Do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.

Notes about using the map:
  • use the + sign on the right hand side of the map to change the base mapping used from Google to OpenStreetMap.
  • To create an accurate and useful record, use your mouse to drag the area of interest to the centre of the map window and use the zoombar on the left hand side to zoom in tight to the area where you made the sighting. When you have zoomed in, click on the location - this will autofill the Spatial Reference box above.