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Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)

Synonyms: Cordulegaster annulata; Cordulegaster forcipata; Cordulegaster lunulata

Wikipedia Abstract

The golden-ringed dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) is a large, striking dragonfly and the longest British species, the only one of its genus to be found in the United Kingdom.
View Wikipedia Record: Cordulegaster boltonii



Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afon Tywi/ River Tywi 898 Wales, United Kingdom
Ardvar and Loch a`Mhuilinn Woodlands 1992 Scotland, United Kingdom
Arun Valley 1205 England, United Kingdom
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Bassin supérieur de la Salm (Gouvy; Vielsalm) 1876 Belgium  
Ben Lawers 12423 Scotland, United Kingdom
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Claish Moss and Kentra Moss 2505 Scotland, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cwm Cadlan 207 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Haute-Sûre (Fauvillers; Léglise; Libramont-Chevigny; Neufchâteau; Vaux-sur-Sûre) 6919 Belgium  
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Loch Lomond Woods 3594 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Marais de la Haute-Semois et Bois de Heinsch (Arlon; Attert; Etalle; Habay) 4697 Belgium  
Merrick Kells 21494 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rassal 2514 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Rhinog 7770 Wales, United Kingdom
River Camel 1535 England, United Kingdom  
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
River Itchen 764 England, United Kingdom
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Simonside Hills 5146 England, United Kingdom  
Sligachan Peatlands 3561 Scotland, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons 4609 England, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tarbert Woods 3944 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Wast Water 707 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Adicella reducta[1]
Brillia modesta[2]
Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)[1]
Corynoneura lobata[2]
Dolichopus ungulatus[3]
Heterotrissocladius marcidus[2]
Isoperla grammatica[1]
Leuctra brunnea[1]
Leuctra hippopus[2]
Leuctra nigra[2]
Macropelopia nebulosa[2]
Micropsectra bidentata[2]
Nemurella pictetii[2]
Niphargus aquilex[2]
Paraleptophlebia submarginata[2]
Platambus maculatus[2]
Plectrocnemia conspersa[2]
Polypedilum albicorne[2]
Potamophylax cingulatus[2]
Prodiamesa olivacea[2]
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)[2]
Siphonoperla torrentium[2]
Trissopelopia longimana[2]
Zavrelimyia barbatipes[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker Dragonfly)1
Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )1
Cordulia aenea (Downy Emerald Dragonfly)1
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)1
Gerris lacustris (Common Pond Skater)1
Gomphus pulchellus (Western Clubtail Dragonfly)1
Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer)1
Leucorrhinia dubia (White-faced Dragonfly)1
Libellula depressa (Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly)1
Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)1
Motacilla cinerea (Grey Wagtail)2
Orthetrum cancellatum (Black-tailed Skimmer)1
Pirata piraticus (Spider)1
Plectrocnemia conspersa9
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)12
Siphonoperla torrentium6
Somatochlora metallica (Brilliant Emerald)1
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)1
Sympetrum flaveolum (Yellow-winged Darter)1
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Red-veined Darter)1
Sympetrum sanguineum (Ruddy Darter)1
Sympetrum striolatum (Common Darter)1
Sympetrum vulgatum (Vagrant Darter)1
Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)1


Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)[1]
Plectrocnemia conspersa[1]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[1]
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)[1]
Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing)[3]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Quantification and Resolution of a Complex, Size-Structured Food Web, Guy Woodward, Dougie C. Speirs and Alan G. Hildrew, Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 36, 2005, Pages 85-135
3Ecology of Commanster
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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