Length: Male: 42-47mm; Female: 39-44mm
This damselfly is metallic green, with no blue pruinescence on the male. At rest, the Emerald damselflies all spread their wings at an angle to the body, unlike other damselflies. The pterostigma is pale brown with a black border. The male upper appendages are distinctively pale cream with dark tips.
The Willow Emerald has bred [possible future colonist(?)]. Widespread on Jersey.
Recorded from Sussex, ca. 1980, and an exuvia discovered in Kent during 1992.
Very Common Throughout the Netherlands. Purmerrietland, Noord Holland
Canon 7D, Sigma 150 mm macro lens