Where to See
|Latin Name||Coenagrion pulchellum|
Well-vegetated ditches, canals and ponds. Rarely in flowing water.
|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.
Easily confused with the other members of the genus Coenagrion.
Variable Damselfly can be distinguished by its:
Spotting on the back of the head.
Caudal lamellae rounded at the ends (distinguishes it from Azure Damselfly).