Willow Emerald Damselfly - Chalcolestes viridis

The Willow Emerald Damselfly – Chalcolestes viridis is a recent addition to the County list. Easily missed owing to its resemblance to to the Emerald Damselfly – Lestes sponsa, and its habit of resting in trees close to the water’s edge.

Odonata
Zygoptera
"Damselflies"
Lestidae
"Emerald damselflies"
Chalcolestes viridis - Willow Emerald Damselfly. Male at Felmersham NR, The thoracic 'spur' is clearly visible
Willow Emerald Damselfly - Chalcolestes viridis