Taxonomy

Libellula quadrimaculata | Four-spotted Chaser | Ruagaire Ceathairbhallach

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

Length: 39-48mm

Dark basis to hind wings

Spots on nodes of wings

Females and Males are similar in appearance

Behaviour:

Adults perch frequently and are restless, aggressive and very territorial. Often accompanied by sound of clashing wings.

Habitat

One of Ireland's most common dragonflies. Particularly abundant on sheltered lowland lakes and ponds

Flight period

May to August

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Common and widespread

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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