Four spotted chaser by Nick Goodrum 1/11
Four spotted chaser by Julian Thomas 2/11
Four spotted chaser emerging by Russel Baylin 3/11
Four spotted chaser by Nick Goodrum 4/11
Four spotted chaser by Richard Brunton 5/11
Four spotted chaser by Hilary Tate 6/11
Four spotted chaser by Julian Thomas 7/11
Four spotted chaser by Greg Bond 8/11
Four spotted chaser by Peter Dent 9/11
Four spotted chaser by Roderic Horne 10/11
Four spotted chaser by Nick Goodrum 11/11

Four-Spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata

The four-spotted chaser is predominantly brown in colour with yellow spots along both sides of the abdomen. The extra dark spots on the wingtip give this creature its name.

Conservation status

Four-spotted chasers are not considered threatened in Britain, although they may disappear from sites that become too shaded for them. In general, the more diverse the range of habitats a species can occupy, the better its chances of survival and this holds true for four-spotted chasers.

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The four-spotted chaser is a migratory species and swarms up to 500m long and 20m wide have been recorded in continental Europe. Such swarms can contain up to 2.5 billion individual dragonflies.

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