Where to See White-legged Damselfly

Latin NamePlatycnemis pennipes

Mainly found along slow-flowing lowland streams and rivers, sometimes on canals or ponds.

Status & Distribution

Uncommon, though can be locally abundant on rivers and canals in southern England and a few sites in Wales.

Similar Species

May be confused with other blue and black species of Damselfly.

White-legged Damselfly can be distinguished by itd:

  • Pale coloration.
  • Fine black markings.
  • Pale pterostigma (wing spots).
Species GroupDamselflies