Common Darter

Common Darter

Observation - Common Darter. Description: Though yellow leg flashes aren't clear on this photo, they were there. The interesting thing is the deep ruby-red appearance of the pterastigma on the wingtips. I looked through all the other photos I've taken of common darters in the last couple of yea

Though yellow leg flashes aren't clear on this photo, they were there. The interesting thing is the deep ruby-red appearance of the pterastigma on the wingtips. I looked through all the other photos I've taken of common darters in the last couple of years, and not one is as bright as this. I think perhaps it's in part due to reflected light from the water surface.