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Common darter?

Observed: 9th November 2009 By: hcafc1960hcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrateshcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrateshcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrates
SV205555
SV205557
Description:

Green/brown dragonfly approx 45mm long

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AB25426 - abbey's picture

Female common darter

Similar dull brown colour to a female Ruddy darter (S. sanguineum) but yellow stripes on legs suggest mature female Common darter.

Abbey Burn
OU Student BSc Natural Sciences

Martin Harvey's picture

Common Darter

Also, the black mark across the front of the face (frons) is shown well in the second photo, and is correct for Common Darter (Ruddy Darter has this line extending a little way down the front of the eyes).

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Entomologist and biological recorder