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Disguised Darter

Observed: 4th October 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I started snapping this character thinking "female" because of the yellow colour but then I saw that the appendages looked male. Good ol' Dijkstra/Lewington doesn't show an immature male Red-veined Darter but I'm inclined to think this might be one - just beginning to turn red.

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Immature male.

It is indeed an immature male, just starting to get its mature colouration.