Where to See
|Latin Name||Lestes barbarus|
Still, shallow, waters; will tolerate brackish conditions. Seems to favour dune slacks and other coastal sites in our area, though has occurred inland.
|Status & Distribution|
Migrant from Northern Europe, possibly the Netherlands where it has increased recently. First observed in July 2002 in Norfolk. Also in the Channel Islands since 1995. Now occurs almost annually, and has been proven (2018) to breed.
May be confused with other Emerald species.
Southern Emerald Damselfly can be distinguish by its:
Very similar to Scarce Emerald Damselfly larvae but a rarer migratory species. Seek expert help for identification.