Where to See
|Latin Name||Coenagrion pulchellum|
Well-vegetated ditches, canals and ponds. Rarely in flowing water.
|Status & Distribution|
Scattered and uncommon in mainland Britain but widespread and common in Ireland.
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).