Where to See
|Scientific Name||Lestes sponsa|
|Status & Distribution|
Locally common throughout Britain but has been declining since the 1990s, particularly in England.
Still waters with tall waterside vegetation, especially rushes and sedges.
Lestes larvae have a long abdomen and large caudal lamellae.
Distinctive long tennis racket shaped mask.
Caudal lamellae are rounded at the end.
Can be distinguished from other Emerald species by its: