Where to See
|Latin Name||Orthetrum cancellatum|
Favours lakes, slow rivers, ponds and occasionally marshy area, that have open water and bare patches along the shore. Patrolling males frequently rest in the sun on bare ground.
|Status & Distribution|
Southern England, parts of Wales and Ireland.
Increasing its range northwards.
Skimmers and Chasers have a squat, spider-like body-shape, a square back to the head and small eyes.
Eyes that point upwards.
No dorsal spines on abdominal segment 7 and 8.