Where to See
|Scientific Name||Gomphus vulgatissimus|
|Status & Distribution|
Listed as Near Threatened in the British Odonata Red List 2008.
Very localised on rivers in England and Wales including the Thames, Arun, Dee, Severn, Wye and Teifi.
Riverine species typically associated with moderate to slow flowing water. It breeds in unpolluted, meandering rivers, which have a depositional nature.
Distinct squat, flat body shape.
The club-shaped body means this species is unlikely to be confused with any other UK species.