Ischnura pumilio is an uncommon but stable species in The Netherlands, especially in the south and east. Populations are present in the coastal dunes only since the second half of the 1990s. It is found on shallow waters, usually on sand, loam or chalk, often with seepage. The largest and most stable populations of this pioneer species are found in quarries. There are indications that Dutch populations can have two generations per year.
- 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.