Where to See
|Latin Name||Orthetrum coerulescens|
Pools and streams in wet heathland sites are favoured.
May be found resting low in heather at such sites.
|Status & Distribution|
Patchy distribution across Britain; more common in the west. Has been expanding its range in Scotland since 1990.
Skimmers and Chasers have a squat, spider-like body-shape, a square back to the head and small eyes.
Smaller than other Chasers and Skimmers: 17-23mm
Similar size to Darters but lacks their lateral abdominal spines and has smaller eyes.