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Common Darter. Male or female?

Observed: 1st August 2013 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
Commonn Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) North Greenwich  August 2013
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It's a Male

The shape of the anal appendages indicates male, as does the general shape of the abdomen (females tend to have a broader abdomen). The males don't start out red, they start yellowish and the red develops as they mature.