Dragonflies & Damselflies

Adult dragonflies and damselflies feed on live insects that they catch while in flight.

They frequent sheltered, sunny areas where prey is plentiful.

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Where to see

Scotland’s most common dragonfly and damselfly species breed in ponds and lochs. Such bodies of water are quite widespread but are at risk of pollution, infilling and being drained.

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Where to see

Scotland’s most common dragonfly and damselfly species breed in ponds and lochs. Such bodies of water are quite widespread but are at risk of pollution, infilling and being drained.

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Where to see

Scotland’s most common dragonfly and damselfly species breed in ponds and lochs. Such bodies of water are quite widespread but are at risk of pollution, infilling and being drained.