Lackford Lakes
Nature Reserve
Bury St.Edmunds
IP28 6HX

Tel : 01284 728706

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Dragonflies at Lackford Lakes

Migrant Hawker

Lackford Lakes is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its birds and dragonflies. Over 17 species of dragonfly and damselfly have been recorded here. The larger hawker species hunt the lakes whereas banded demoiselle prefer the fast flowing streams.

The following species occur at Lackford:

Azure damselfly

Banded demoiselle

Black tailed skimmer

Blue tailed damselfly

Broad bodied chaser

Brown hawker

Common blue damselfly

Common darter

Common hawker

Emperor dragonfly

Four spotted chaser

Hairy dragonfly

Large red damselfly

Migrant hawker

Red eyed damselfly

Ruddy darter

Southern hawker

Variable damselfly





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