ECO21ST's picture

Dragonfly seen near Crowborough, Sussex.

Observed: 9th August 2011 By: ECO21STECO21ST’s reputation in Invertebrates
Odanata seen near Crowborough, Sussex.

A rather greenish looking dragonfly seen on Sussex woodland ride. Approx. 6cm length.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Simon Walker's picture

Common Darter, female.

Yellow stripe on legs is the easy give away.

ranon.2011's picture

Dragonfly seen near Crowbough

any possibility that it might be Orthetrum?

jccurd's picture

Classic Common Darter

No, not really; the eye colouration, relatively plain thorax side and those half-segment lines on the side of the abdomen are classic female Common Darter.

John Bratton's picture

When did Sympetrum become

When did Sympetrum become Staurastrum? I only know Staurastrum as a planktonic desmid. Though it is permissible to have the same genus for a plant and an animal.