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Common Darter (female)

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: BruceHBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in Invertebrates
Common Darter (female)
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RoyW's picture

Common.....or could it be Moustached/Vagrant?

Looking at this photo I originally decided that the identification of Common Darter was correct, but only after considering the possibility of Moustached (S. vulgatum).

However, after seeing the following observation (which appears to be the same individual?), I am not convinced that it can be safely identified from this photo:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/295989

BruceH's picture

S. striolatum or vulgatum?

Both Observations are probably of the same individual as they were taken within 20 seconds of each other.

I have yet to positively ID a Moustached Darter here, although they do exist in the area (Dijkstra). Common Darters are plentiful. All I can add is that it was relatively large.