Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) 
Status .....Very common and widespread throughout Nottinghamshire where it can be present in huge numbers at some sites. Often found in grassy areas well away from any obvious bodies of water.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top June 2021
Photographed at Eakring Meadows May 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ischnura elegans
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Bob Merritt. Nottingham City Council. Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Lound Moth Group. Rob Johnson. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 March 2021

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