stevenelawson's picture

Can someone please help me ID this dragonfly?

Observed: 30th August 2012 By: stevenelawsonstevenelawson’s reputation in Invertebratesstevenelawson’s reputation in Invertebratesstevenelawson’s reputation in Invertebrates
Can someone please help me ID this dragonfly?
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

stevenelawson's picture

Thank you

Crikey Chris, that was quick! I'd only just logged out of the site and you'd added an ID - thank you very much. My wildlife guide only has a handful of dragonflies in it, and this wasn't one of them, so I'm very grateful. I waited ages for it to settle on the plant and had my 300mm lens at its full zoom to get the shot - but I was a little disappointed with the sharpness of the image and had to edit it a little to bring out some detail.

chrisbrooks's picture

Black Darter

A small but active dragonfly, it settles frequently but not for long, often in quite dense grass / vegetation.

Weekend Explorer's picture

Black-tailed Skimmer Male

Very pretty dragonfly... it looks like a Black tailed skimmer... but perhaps it is Black Darter.

Vl

chrisbrooks's picture

Black Tailed Skimmer

You do not get BTS this far north or probably this late in the season. It's a male Black Darter. Regards Chris.