Where to See
|Status & Distribution
Most common in central and southern England, and the Welsh Borders. Absent in Scotland. It has increased in occupancy in England since 1982 and in Wales since 2006.
Found in lakes, gravel pits, canals and slow-flowing rivers.
The males often sit on water lily leaves defending their leaf from other males.
Long abdomen but medium-sized caudal lamellae and a small head.
Distinctive nodal notch on the caudal lamellae and three dark bands.