Dragonflies in 2019 in the Netherlands

2019 was a very special year for Anax ephippiger. They were found in various places in 2018, particularly along the coast. Not only in large numbers to the Netherlands, but have also reproduced en masse. Thousands of larval skins have been found.

Leucorrhinia caudalis has settled in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park after a long period of absence and then settled throughout in the Netherlands. After a few observations from 2016, it turned out that Leucorrhinia albifrons is also reproducing in the Netherlands.

2019 was another low point for Aeshna juncea, Coenagrion lunulatum and Coenagrion hastulatum.

Text & Photo’s: René Manger