Dragonfly Study Group
  1.Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)

3.Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)
Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)
4.Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
5.Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
6.Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
7.Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii)
Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii)

Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
  Group Leader:  David Sparrow
 26 270836 or 99 529023
Date :  Monday mornings a few times a year
  Time : 10.00 to 12.00am
  Venue : The Sparrow's house near Chlorakas

This is a specialised group which is carrying out actual scientific research on the dragonflies of Cyprus.  Group members have been trained to identify the species, and work independently in pairs, monitoring selected dragonfly sites on a regular basis.  Counting the numbers of each species enables us to build up a picture of their flight seasons, and the health of populations.  So far we have over 10,000 records from 2013 2015.   

Several times per year we meet as a group to view a presentation, review our results and discuss any issues.  We have discovered one damselfly species Ischnura intermedia which was not previously known in Cyprus. 

Although active recording requires some knowledge and commitment, the group is open to recruit anyone with an interest in the subject.  It is also possible to attend the group sessions, simply in order to learn more about these colourful and fascinating insects.

Paphos Third Age 2010-2016