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|
Listed as Near Threatened in the British Odonata Red List 2008.
Scattered and localised populations; most common in Wales, and south-east England.