Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) 
Status ..... Arrived in the UK in 1999 and quickly expanded north through southern and midland counties of the UK to reach Nottinghamshire in 2006, where it was recorded on a number of occasions from Attenborough NR (Rogers, R.). Found as far north as the Idle Valley NR by 2014, but less commonly so than Red-eyed Damselfly and largely restricted to south Nottinghamshire. But it does seem to have increased in these last few years, certainly on the evidence of turning up at Newstead and Annesley CP (Naylor, P.), Warsop Main Pit Top and Bevercotes Pit Wood in 2022.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Erythromma viridulum 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Richard Rogers. Paul Naylor. Robert Woodward. Steve Mathers.

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Updated August 2022

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