Coenagrion pulchellum is a very common species in large parts of The Netherlands. In contrast to C. puella, it is found mainly in the Holocene part of the country. In some fenlands it is the most numerous species. It also occurs in oxbows, mesotrophic lakes and ditches in meadowland. These habitats are in all cases well vegetated. Numbers drop under more eutrophic conditions. Overall the species has shown no significant decline, although densities are likely to have decreased locally.
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