Where to See
|Scientific Name||Lestes barbarus|
|Status & Distribution|
First recorded in Britain in 2002, since when it has colonised a few sites in the south and east of England.
Still, shallow, waters; will tolerate brackish conditions. Seems to favour dune slacks and other coastal sites in our area, though has occurred inland.
Very similar to Scarce Emerald Damselfly larvae but a rarer migratory species. Seek expert help for identification.
May be confused with other Emerald species.
Southern Emerald Damselfly can be distinguish by its: