This rare species has been found in Warwickshire in 2002 at a
private site and has been recorded every year since. Note that it
not at the location indicated on
the distribution map.
It is in the typical early successional habitat the species
Adults were found by very shallow pools with fairly sparse, open
emergent vegetation. In one case, a water filled wheel rut.
It is a particularly pleasing find. The species is known to be
present in adjacent counties and one expected to appear in the
see Kay and Peter Reeve, 1997. "County Focus- Odonata in
Warwickshire." Atropos 3: 22-28.
The species raises some interesting conservation issues. It seems
require very early successional habitat which is typical of
exploited quarries and sand and gravel extraction sites (as in
case). Its best interests may be served by a rolling programme of
quarrying and gravel extraction. A process that may be a variance
other conservation and environmental needs!