Vernacular names for Irish odonates

Checklist of Irish odonates with the vernacular names used in Dijkstra and Lewington (2006) Field guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Europe. Names in bold differ from the names used by the British Dragonfly Society.

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle

Calopteryx virgo Beautiful Demoiselle

Lestes sponsa Common Spreadwing Common Emerald Damselfly

Lestes dryas Robust Spreadwing Scarce Emerald Damselfly

Ischnura elegans Common Bluetail Common Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura pumilio Small Bluetail Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

Enallagma cyathigerum Common Bluet Common Blue Damselfly

Coenagrion lunulatum Crescent Bluet Irish Damselfly

Coenagrion puella Azure Bluet Azure Damselfly

Coenagrion pulchellum Variable Bluet Variable Damselfly

Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large Red Damsel Large Red Damselfly

Cordulia aenea Downy Emerald

Somatochlora arctica Northern Emerald

Cordulegaster boltonii Common Goldenring Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea Moorland Hawker Common Hawker

Aeshna mixta Migrant Hawker

Aeshna grandis Brown Hawker

Aeshna cyanea Blue Hawker Southern Hawker

Anax parthenope Lesser Emperor

Anax imperator Blue Emperor Emperor Dragonfly

Anax ephippiger Vagrant Emperor

Brachytron pratense Hairy Hawker Hairy Dragonfly

Libellula quadrimaculata Four spotted Chaser

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied Chaser

Libellula fulva Blue Chaser Scarce Chaser

Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed Skimmer

Orthetrum coerulescens Keeled Skimmer

Sympetrum sanguineum Ruddy Darter

Sympetrum striolatum Common Darter

Sympetrum danae Black Darter

Sympetrum fonscolombii Red-veined Darter

Sympetrum flaveolum Yellow-winged Darter