Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) 
Status .....This is certainly one of Nottinghamshire's rarest Damselflies and restricted to just two opposing parts of the county. In the north of Nottinghamshire, it has been recorded from both the Misson and Misterton areas, but perhaps the most reliable site is along a stretch of the Grantham Canal where it runs into Leicestershire. It has however, been recorded recently from two sites near Cotham (Merritt, B.). Our thanks go to Phil Lee, for very kindly providing us with his excellent photographs.
Photographed at Haxley Grange Fen on the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire border, June 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coenagrion pulchellum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Phil Lee.

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Updated June 2018

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