Where to See Small Red Damselfly

Latin NameCeriagrion tenellum

Found in shallow pools, seepages and streams in heathland bog in southern England and west Wales.

  • Alterations of hydrology, such as drainage that diverts water away from existing seepages and flushes.
  • Habitat loss and fragmentation.
  • Unmanaged sites succumb to plant succession and encroachment.
Status & Distribution

Listed as Nationally Scarce in the British Odonata Red List 2008.

Restricted to heathlands in southern England and west Wales.

Similar Species

Large Red Damselfly

  • Larger
  • Black legs.
  • Black pterostigma (wing spots).
  • Larger coloured antehumeral stripes on top of the thorax.
Species GroupDamselflies