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Dragonfly tours

Join our dragonfly tours in East Spain!

 

Dragonflies are fascinating and fearsome insects, specially if you are part of their food!  They are gracefully flyers with many different forms and colorations.

We offer wildlife and dragonflies tours in East Spain which are focus on a wide number of species. Besides, we will keep an eye on birds and any kind of wildlife, (please see local tours). Valencia region is extremely rich in dragonflies due to the variety of habitats and the warm weather. As a result, we can find some of the most “wanted”. They are usually new African colonisers such as Orange-winged dropwing, Banded groundingViolet dropwing or Desert darter. In adittion, there are other beauties such as White and Orange featherleg, Mediterranean bluet, Mercury bluet or Iberian bluetail just to name few.

In total, there has been recorded 60 species of odonata and it continues increasing. More photos in the Instagram

 

Banded grounding-dragonfly tours. It is one of the dragonflies species which has become more common, probably because of warming climate.

Banded Grounding (Brachythemis leucosticta). It is one of the dragonflies species which has become relatively common in the wetlands of East Spain.

dragonfly tour-Southern skimmer

Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum), locally abundant.

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Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea), very abundant.

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Violet dropwing (Trithemis annulata), locally abundant.

broad-bellied chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depresa), locally common in land.

Cooper demoiselle-dragonfly tours in Spain

Cooper damoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis), common.

dragonfly tours-White featherleg

White featherleg (Platycnemis latipes), locally common.

Orange-winged dropwing

Orange-winged dropwing (Trithemis kirby), very local but with very good chances of seeing it.

Long Skimmer

Long skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria), abundant locally.

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Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma), common.

Dessert darter-dragonfly tours

Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum), local.

Lesser emperor-dragonfly tours

Lesser emperor (Anax parthenope), very common in late summer.

Blue Hawker-dragonfly tours

Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea). Local.

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Pronged Clubtail (Gomphus graslinii)

Yellow cluntail-dragonfly tours in Spain

Yellow Clubtail (Gomphus simillimus)

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Small pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)

Western willow spreadwing-dragonfly tours

Western Willow spreadwings (Lestes viridis), relatively common.

Robust spreadwing

Robust spreadwings (Lestes dryas), very local.

black-tailed skimmer

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum), common.

 

Other species that can be found during the dragonfly tour:

  • Small spreadwings (Lestes virens), very local.
  • Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii). Very common in paddy fields around VR.
  • Small Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), locally  common.
  • Southern damselfly (Coenagrion mercuriale), local.
  • Dainty damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum), local.
  • Blue eye (Cercion lindeni), common.
  • Small Red Eye Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum), local.
  • Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), common.
  • Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans), very common.
  • Iberian blue tailed (Ischnura graellsii), very local.
  • Long Red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), very local.
  • Large red damselfly (Ceriagrion tenellum) local.
  • Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta), common.
  • Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea ), very local.
  • Green-eye/Norfork Hawker (Aeshna isosceles) abundant locally.
  • Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) abundant.
  • Lesser emperor (Anax parthenope), common.
  • Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus), local but abundant.
  • Small pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus), local.
  • Large pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus), local.
  • Southern skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum), local.
  • Keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens), common.
  • Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum), common.
  • Please for more information about dragonfly tours contact us.

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