Banded Agrion

Common Name Banded Agrion
Alternative Name Banded Demoiselle
Scientific Name Calopteryx splendens
Family Damselflies
Interest
2
Description A striking and quite common species of larger, slower moving rivers and canals.   
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
21-09-21 Banded Agrion: a splendid damselfly -
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Female

Female

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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

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve
3

Stour Valley 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

Wareham Forest (Gore Heath)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Forestry
3

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

East Stoke Fen Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Troublefield Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Shapwick

Open Access
2

Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Nunnery Mead Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Riverside Meadows Nature Reserve

Stour Meadows Nature Reserve

Lydlinch Common

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Moors Valley Country Park

Dorset Council
3

Black Hill Heath

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Fifehead Wood Nature Reserve

Mill Ham Island Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
1

Athelhampton Gardens

Sturminster Mill

Open Access
2

Holmebridge

Open Access
3
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 1
06: June 5
07: July 8
08: August 2
09: September 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Athelhampton Gardens

Numerous

05-07-17
Black Hill Heath

Several

16-04-13
Canford Heath Hampshire Dragonflies website
East Stoke Fen Nature Reserve

Present

20-06-12
Fifehead Wood Nature Reserve

Present

16-07-14
Hod Hill

Several

15-07-14
Holmebridge

Present

16-07-20
Lydlinch Common

Present

08-07-14
Mill Ham Island Nature Reserve

Several

17-05-15
Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve

Numerous

25-06-13
Moors Valley Country Park

Present

02-09-15
Nunnery Mead Nature Reserve

Numerous

03-07-13
Radipole Lake Nature Reserve Present
Riverside Meadows Nature Reserve

Present

28-07-13
Shapwick

Plentiful

06-08-13
Stour Meadows Nature Reserve

Several

08-07-13
Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve

Several

25-06-13
Sturminster Mill

Numerous

10-06-17
Trailway (Sturminster Newton)
Trailway (Sturminster Newton) Common
Troublefield Nature Reserve

Plentiful

05-08-14
Wareham Common - West

Several

01-06-19
Wareham Forest (Gore Heath) Present