The Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), is a dragonfly found frequently throughout Europe and Asia.
The adult stage is found between April to early September in the United Kingdom, and from mid-May to mid-August in Ireland. Larvae have a two year developmental cycle. Adults feed predominantly on mosquitoes, gnats and midges; the larvae feed primarily on other aquatic insect larvae and on tadpoles.
This active Dragonfly mainly lives by ponds, vernal pools, and slow flowing rivers; they are most common in June and July.
The brown colour and the four spots on the wings make them unmistakable.