Cordulegaster boltonii Cordulegasteridae Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Biology male female Irish distribution

Cordulegaster boltonii

Unconfirmed in Ireland. There have been several reports of Cordulegaster from Ireland which fall just short of being fully acceptable. That occasional stray individuals occur in Ireland seems certain, but there is no evidence that such a conspicuous species is an over-looked resident. The Golden-ringed Dragonfly is found along streams and flushes in heaths and bogs. In Britain the flight period is from mid June to mid September.

This species is unlikely to be confused with any other Irish species.


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Nelson, B., Thompson, R. & Morrow, C., 2000 (May 8). [In] DragonflyIreland

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