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Great news – WWT Caerlaverock has been awarded status as a Dragonfly Hotspot by the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) – which means there are loads of amazing dragonflies (and damselflies) to spot at our centre in summer. They are all listed below - can you spot them all?

Dragonflies and damselflies you can see at WWT Caerlaverock

The best places to see dragonflies and damselflies at our centre are at the entrance to Walk on the Wildside, by the Teal Pond and on the rail outside the Avenue Tower

  • Common hawker
  • Emperor dragonfly
  • Four spotted chaser (above)
  • Common darter
  • Black darter
  • Emerald damselfly(right)
  • Large red damselfly
  • Blue-tailed damselfly
  • Common blue damselfly
  • Azure damselfly

Download our free dragonfly and damselfly spotter sheet

If you manage to photograph or film one of our dragonflies and damselflies then we'd love you to share them on Facebook and Twitter

And you can report your sightings to the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) too.

BDS dragonfly hotspots are locations where there are good dragonfly populations and easy access for people to see these dragonflies. There are currently eight Dragonfly Hotspots in Scotland, with us making nine! For more information click here