Azure Damselfly

Common Name Azure Damselfly
Scientific Name Coenagrion puella
Family Damselflies
Interest
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Description Abundant everywhere there is still or slow moving water including ponds, lakes and slow moving rivers and even ditches. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
21-09-21 Azure Damselfly: blue and common but not the common blue -
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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Wareham Common - West

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Wareham Forest (Woolsbarrow)

Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve
3

Canford Heath

BCP Council, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Hod Hill

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Duncliffe Wood

Woodland Trust
3

Wareham Forest (Northport Heath)

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Wareham Forest (Carey Heath)

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

Moreton Heath

Forestry
3

Oakers Wood and Bog

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Arne Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath

Dorset Council, Local Nature Reserve
5

Carey

Open Access
5

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Corfe Castle Common

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Purbeck Ridge (Corfe East Hill)

Morden Bog National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Holton Lee

Other Conservation Organisation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Ham Common Local Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Brownsea Island

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Studland Heath National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Alder Hills Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve
2

Loscombe Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
2

Powerstock Common Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Nunnery Mead Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Brooklands Farm Conservation Centre

Dorset Wildlife Trust
2

Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Greenhill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Holt Heath National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Stour Meadows Nature Reserve

Turnerspuddle Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Council, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Slop Bog Nature Reserve

Dorset Council, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Moors Valley Country Park

Dorset Council
3

Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Priory Meadows and Redcliffe

Sutton Holmes Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Broadoak Community Orchard

Dorset Wildlife Trust
2

Dunyeats Hill Nature Reserve

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
2

Athelhampton Gardens

Knoll Gardens

Commercial
1

Bennetts Water Gardens

These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
04: April 1
05: May 2
06: June 13
07: July 6
08: August 2
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Alder Hills Nature Reserve Hampshire Dragonflies website
Arne Nature Reserve Present
Athelhampton Gardens

Numerous

05-07-17
Bennetts Water Gardens

Numerous

05-06-17
Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve

Present

10-06-14
Broadoak Community Orchard

Several

17-06-15
Brooklands Farm Conservation Centre

Several

25-05-12
Brownsea Island Abundant
Canford Heath

Present

01-08-13
Carey Numerous
Corfe Castle Common Several
Duncliffe Wood

Present

27-04-11
Dunyeats Hill Nature Reserve Hampshire Dragonflies website
Greenhill Down Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Ham Common Local Nature Reserve

Present

12-06-13
Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve Present
Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve Plentiful
Hod Hill

Present

15-07-14
Holt Heath National Nature Reserve

Present

03-08-11
Holton Lee Several
Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Several

09-06-12
Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve Plentiful
Knoll Gardens

Several

20-06-17
Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve

Present

03-07-13
Loscombe Nature Reserve

Several

22-05-12
Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve

Numerous

25-06-13
Moors Valley Country Park Hampshire Dragonflies website
Morden Bog National Nature Reserve Hampshire Dragonflies website
Moreton Heath

Numerous

14-06-08
Nunnery Mead Nature Reserve

Present

03-07-13