Where to See
|Scientific Name||Coenagrion pulchellum|
|Status & Distribution|
Listed as Near Threatened in the British Odonata Red List 2008.
Scattered and uncommon in mainland Britain. The species has shown a pattern of general decline in Wales since 1993.
Well-vegetated ditches, canals and ponds. Rarely in flowing water.
Spotting on the back of the head.
Caudal lamellae rounded at the ends (distinguishes it from Azure Damselfly).
Easily confused with the other members of the genus Coenagrion.
Variable Damselfly can be distinguished by its: