Cercion lindenii is fairly rare in The Netherlands but seems to be slowly expanding. There are very few records in the 1960s and 1970s, suggesting it had largely disappeared in that period. The species is found on larger, clear, well oxygenated, standing to slow-moving waters, such as unused canals, small rivers and lakes in sandpits. The presence of well-developed emergent aquatic vegetation is essential. It is often found together with Enallagma cyathigerum, Erythromma viridulum and Platycnemis pennipes, a species assemblage that seems typical for this habitat.
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Libellenstudie 2002. De Nederlandse libellen (Odonata). Nederlandse Fauna 4: 1-440. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij & European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden.