A medium-sized (37mm) damselfly with white legs and a narrow head. Preferred
habitats are slow-flowing rivers and streams with an abundance of bank-side
foliage. Usually found in the same vicinity as C. splendens, but does occur
with C. Virgo in the New Forest.
Males ae plae
blue with black markings. Usually flying low, appearing
to hover alongside the bank, investigating nooks &
crannies. Mature females are a pale green, almost white
Often seen in tandem along streams
and usually found in large numbers away from water low
down in grasses or other undergrowth.