Cordulia aenea is a common species in The Netherlands, although it is absent from much of the west. The species occurs mostly in oligo- to mesotrophic lakes and fenlands. The species disappeared from the coastal dunes in the first half the 20th century, but in other parts of The Netherlands no decline was noted. In the dunes suitable habitats like mesotrophic lakes were destroyed by water-extraction and eutrophication. Attempts to restore these habitats may allow C. aenea to re-colonise the dune area.
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