Where to See
|Scientific Name||Platycnemis pennipes|
|Status & Distribution|
Not found in Scotland, or north of the Humber in England; has a south-westerly distribution in Wales. Overall the species has increased in occupancy since 1970; however, it also appears to have been lost from some of its historic strongholds in England.
Mainly found along slow-flowing lowland streams and rivers, sometimes on canals or ponds.
Hind margins of the head are distinctly angular.
Obvious banding patterns on the legs.
Blotchy caudal lamellae that terminate in a long filament.
May be confused with other blue and black species of Damselfly.
White-legged Damselfly can be distinguished by itd: