Where to See
|Latin Name||Coenagrion hastulatum|
This species is restricted in the UK to sedge-fringed lochans in the Scottish Highlands.
|Status & Distribution|
Rare and local.
This species is restricted in the UK to the Scottish Highlands.
This is a Red Data Book species.
This species is easily confused with the other members of the genus Coenagrion and with the Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum . Look at S2 (on the males) for distinguishing characters. Northern Damselfly is a weak flyer and has a very restricted range. The females can be particularly tricky to distinguish apart.
Antennae with 6 segments and prominent spotting on the head. Caudal lamellae long and narrow with distinct, dark nodal constriction and dark nodal line.