Beautiful Demoiselle

Common Name Beautiful Demoiselle
Scientific Name Calopteryx virgo
Family Damselflies
Interest
2
Description An amazingly beautiful insect that likes fast flowing clear, unpolluted water with abundant aquatic vegetation.  
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
10-06-11 Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Click/tap any photo to see the full image

.

.

.

.

This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Troublefield Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Powerstock Common Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Moors Valley Country Park

Dorset Council
3

Sharford Bridge

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Holt Wood

Forestry, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2
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
06: June 3
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Holt Wood

Several

21-06-17
Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Present

09-06-12
Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve

Present

24-06-12
Moors Valley Country Park Hampshire Dragonflies website
Powerstock Common Nature Reserve Several
Sharford Bridge Numerous
Troublefield Nature Reserve Hampshire Dragonflies website