Where to See Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
|Latin Name||Ischnura pumilio|
Usually found in shallow wetland sites such as bog pools or slow flowing water, fed by seepages and flushes.
It appears to prefer early successional habitats with minimal vegetation, although some emergent plants are required at breeding sites.
A common feature of most sites is a degree of habitat disturbance, which maintains bare substrate, and the openness of the vegetation.
|Status & Distribution|
Classed as nationally scarce in the British Red Data Book of Insects. At the turn of the century it was thought to be extinct, but in recent times has shown some range expansion.