Willow Emerald Damselfly Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) 
Status .....This is currently a rare Damselfly in Nottinghamshire, but one which will likely increase over the coming years. The first UK record came from Suffolk in 2007 and then rapidly colonised south-eastern counties. It still continues to expand it's range further inland and reached Nottinghamshire in 2020. Favoured habitat is tree-lined ponds, or slow moving water bodies such as canals.

Phil and Steph Lee found and photographed the one below, along a stretch of the Chesterfield Canal at Gringley in September 2020, just two days after three were reported from Sellers Wood Nature Reserve on September 13th (DS, per British Dragonfly Society's website).
Photographed by Phil Lee at Gringley September 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coenagrion pulchellum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Phil and Steph Lee. British Dragonfly Society Website.

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Updated September 2020

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