Golden Ringed Dragonfly
Scientific name: Cordulegaster boltonii
How to identify: The golden-ringed dragonfly is a large, striking dragonfly and the longest British species. Unmistakeable with both sexes being black with yellow bands along the body and bright-green eyes.
Where: Small, acidic streams in moorland and heathland.
Best time to see: May to September.
Did you know? Golden-ringed dragonflies are voracious predators, feeding on large insects such as damselflies, other dragonflies, wasps, beetles and bumblebees.
Find Out More: British Dragonfly Society