Where to See
|Latin Name||Coenagrion puella|
Small ponds and streams, and at the edges of larger water bodies.
|Status & Distribution|
Very common throughout England, Wales, and the lowlands of south/central Scotland. Distribution is growing and spreading north in Scotland.
Can be easily confused with other damselflies of the Genus Coenagrion and with the Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum.
To separate this species look for the following features:
Maintain areas of emergent vegetation as well as submerged and floating vegetation within the water.
Spotting on the back of the head.
Caudal lamellae slighted pointed (distinguishes it from Variable Damselfly).