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Darter dragonfly but which one?

Observed: 29th July 2013 By: StuElsomStuElsom’s reputation in InvertebratesStuElsom’s reputation in InvertebratesStuElsom’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Red-bodied appearing swollen towards tip of abdomen.

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Red Darter Legs

When it comes to our two commonest red-bodied darters, the legs are the key indicator. Common Darters have light streaks (usually described as yellow) running down them. The Ruddy Darter has legs which are clearly all black, no such streak.

John