Where to See
|Scientific Name||Erythromma viridulum|
|Status & Distribution|
Recent colonist (first records 1999).
Spread spectacularly through southeast England and the Isle of Wight in the years immediately following its first appearances.
Has now reached Devon in the west and North Yorkshire in the north, but expansion has slowed.
Found on ponds, lakes and ditches and sometimes on brackish water. It seems to be associated with floating vegetation such as Hornwort and Water Milfoil.
Rounded caudal lamellae, each with three blotches.