Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)
Status .....An impressively large Dragonfly and regular at many Nottinghamshire sites. Lack of water bodies east of the River Trent may be the reason there are few records in the east of the county? Mostly always active over the water and not usually approachable when resting on waterside vegetation, rarely giving any opportunity for photographs.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top June 2021   Ovipositing female, photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anax imperator
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). NBGRC. Lound Moth Group. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated March 2021

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