Very dark individual. ? female - would welcome opinions
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Sexing adders can be a bit tricky, colour is a help but shouldn't be relied on. Judging by the shape and length of the tail I would say this is probably a male. A female would have a shorter tail which tapers more rapidly towards the tip.
Thanks for your input. I did think it looked quite slender, but it was not as active as most of the other males we are seeing on this patch just now. Just a lazy individual!
Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust
Lat/Lng: 50.9661, -1.9204
OS grid ref: SU056185