Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
Status .....Often present along well vegetated banks of rivers, but occasionally seen wandering well away from water We have personally recorded individuals flying around the entrance to ASDA in the middle of New Ollerton in 2015 and up the middle of the road in King's Clipstone. Only the male has the dark patches on the wings.
Male, photographed at Bevercotes Pit Wood June 2017
Male, photographed at Hills and Holes SSSI July 2006   Female photographed at Hills and Holes SSSI July 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Calopteryx splendens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Lound Moth Group. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2018

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