RED DRAGONFLY ON GRASSSEED HEAD ABOUT50-55MM LONG
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This is a very red one, but I'm pretty sure there are yellow stripes along the legs so must be Common Darter again - don't think we've had a genuine Ruddy Darter on iSpot yet!
Entomologist and biological recorder
By the way the grass is Dactylis glomerata, not sure we have resolved the way of having multiple species on a page yet.
Identification of Common and Ruddy Darter can be difficult in some cases (especially when the yellow stripes on the legs are not obvious) - and late in the flight season the legs of Common Darters often appear very dark!
Mature male Ruddy Darters are even deeper, and are even red on their 'face'.
Lat/Lng: 52.5, -7.8
OS grid ref: SF0815