Hej Jukka. My thoughts too but the Lestes Barbarus is not supposed to live in England but the Channel Isles maybe? Actually I was about to correct my ID but you beat me too it.
Thanks for the suggestion Jukka :smile:Hi Laurence,
Many thanks for your message - your damselfly is indeed Lestes barbarus (a female). Over the last few years they have been recorded as breeding in Jersey at two different, but fairly adjacent, sites on the Island. Last year there were however no reports from one of these sites. Your findings are thus of great interest, and show that the species is still doing OK on Jersey. Is it alright if I forward details on to the guy who officially monitors dragonflies/damselflies in the Channel Islands?
Congratulations on your find, and thanks for everything,
BDS Migrant Dragonfly Project