The species was known from northern Portugal (A.F. DE SEABRA, 1937, [11 104: 1-14; – R. CORTES, K. DETJARDA&A. S1MOES, 1986, Limnetica 2: 197-204), but the present record from Spain extends its known range considerably southwards (cf. R.R. ASKEW, 1988, The dragonflies of Europe, Harley. Colchester). The larvae were collected at 6 out of 62 localities sampled during 2 years in the framework of a general invertebrate survey in eastern Andalusia (34°I6’-38"I8’N and 2°3r-3°48’W), on the Guadalquivir and Guadiana Menor rivers only, viz.