Where to See
|Latin Name||Gomphus vulgatissimus|
Riverine species typically associated with moderate to slow flowing water. It breeds in unpolluted, meandering rivers, which have a depositional nature.
Recreational use of rivers and excessive/unsympathetic river dredging and maintenance together with water pollution and habitat loss are among the threats to this species.
|Status & Distribution|
Very localised on rivers in England and Wales including the Thames, Arun, Dee, Severn, Wye and Teifi.
Unlikely to be confused with any other UK species.