"The Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) is the biggest dragonfly to be found in Ireland. It is between 7 and 8cm (3-3.5 inches) long. Emperor Dragonflies are spreading into Ireland due to population expansion in Europe, it is now pretty much widespread along the east and south coast.
The Emperor Dragonfly was first recorded in Ireland as recently as 2000, an impressive insect, which gives a master class in aerobatics!"
- Ronan McLaughlin