GOLDEN RINGED DRAGONFLY
Cordulegaster boltonii

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Length:          7-10cm

Seen:     May-August

Overview: A striking insect with black and yellow rings along the length of the abdomen. This is the UKs largest dragonfly. The bright green eyes meet only at a point on the top of the head. Very strong flyers often seen flying low over the ground chasing food, normally smaller flies.
The female lays her eggs in clear shallow streams, although the insect may be seen a long way from the breeding streams.


Where to See:
These dragonflies can be seen over the marshland areas, if watched for a while you will notice that they tend to use certain prominent twigs/grasses to land on, always coming back to these same places to eat any food they have caught.

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