Odonata in the Algarve

Spending your holidays in the Algarve? Don’t forget the dragonfly fauna!


You may be planning to spend your next holiday walking and birdwatching in the Algarve, southern Portugal. But did you know you can see numerous species of dragonflies in the region?

Please take a look at www.odonata-algarve.info which contains detailed information about all the species, flight periods and distribution of Odonata throughout the Algarve.


The aim of the site is to encourage the recording of Odonata across the region.

Please share your DAILY SPECIES LISTS with us to enable the Odonata in the Algarve database to increase, as we try to map the distribution of this Order across the region.

Many thanks in advance and we hope you enjoy watching and recording dragonflies during your holiday!


Please note that a 

complete record includes:

– species (latin name)

– life stage (larva or exuvia or adult)

– date (DDMMYYYY)

– co-ordinates (from Google Earth)

– name (and email) of the data supplier

– additional information and/or photographs


To send the records, please contact:

Nuno de Santos Loureiro (PhD)

Universidade do Algarve – FCT

Campus de Gambelas

8005-139 FARO (Portugal)

email: nlourei@ualg.pt