Scientific Name : Cordulia Anea
Overall length : 47-55mm
Hindwing : 31-34mm
Flight period : End of april - beginning of August
Status : A patchy distribution Fortunatly again very near my home Hampshire.
As with the brilliant emerald wooded area aroun the ponds is a necessity
Comments : Slightly a duller Dragon than its counterpart the brilliant but still very attractive. This dragonfly is more common than the brilliant and its quite easy to observe them fighting for territory. A good way of telling them Apart whilst in flight is the downy tends to usually fly with their abdomen slightly high.