|More common. Males have tint restricted to a central band on each wing.|
|Less common but increasing its range. Males have almost fully-tinted wings. These are irridescent, showing as black in some lights and metallic green in other lights.|
The photos above are of the males; females have similar body colours but only a very subtle, even tint to the wings. Females of the two species are hard to tell apart.
There is plenty more information and distribution maps for each species on our Damselflies page.
David Hepper, Records Officer & Webmaster