Golden-ringed Dragonfly: the band of gold | Nature Notes from Dorset

The golden-ringed dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) is a very distinctive species and one that cannot really be mistaken for anything else. It is not difficult to see where the common name comes from because, as it says on the label, it is 'golden-ringed' with the abdomen being a series of alternate gold and black rings. It is the longest, though not the biggest, of our native dragonflies. It has strong, purposeful flight and is not easily deflected from its route as it hawks up and down its preferred track. It has a slow flight and often halts to hover before continuing on its way



Read More: Golden-ringed Dragonfly: the band of gold | Nature Notes from Dorset

Popular posts from this blog

Pelvetia canaliculata: the channelled wrack

Labyrinth Spider (Agelena labyrinthica)