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RED DRAGONFLY

Observed: 10th September 2009 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
RUDDY  DARTER
Description:

RED DRAGONFLY ON GRASSSEED HEAD ABOUT50-55MM LONG

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Darters

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!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

miked's picture

By the way the grass is

By the way the grass is Dactylis glomerata, not sure we have resolved the way of having multiple species on a page yet.

RoyW's picture

Identification of Common and

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'.