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Highland Darter

Observed: 15th September 2011 By: landgirl maggielandgirl maggie’s reputation in Invertebrateslandgirl maggie’s reputation in Invertebrateslandgirl maggie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Highland Darter
detail of Darter
Darter
The reserve showing viewing platform
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Apparently ...

... the latest DNA research concluded that the Highland Darter is just a darker form of the Common Darter. I was given a copy of the paper but I seem to have misplaced it, sadly. It's also sad, for me anyway, that it isn't a separate species. :(

Pity we can't see the side of the thorax to see if this individual has the dark-outlined windows in the thorax side panel, which seems to be where the Highland differs from a "regular" S. striolatum.

John