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Common Darter

Observed: 3rd August 2011 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Dragonfly, Common Darter, pterostigma appear red, Fowlmere, 2011-08-03 001a
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Though yellow leg flashes aren't clear on this photo, they were there. The interesting thing is the deep ruby-red appearance of the pterastigma on the wingtips. I looked through all the other photos I've taken of common darters in the last couple of years, and not one is as bright as this. I think perhaps it's in part due to reflected light from the water surface.

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