Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) - female, Saltholme Nature Reserve, Teeside

Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) - female, Saltholme Nature Reserve, Teeside

Observation - Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) - female, Saltholme Nature Reserve, Teeside - UK and Ireland. Description: On first observation convinced that this was Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) but closer examina

On first observation convinced that this was Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) but closer examination of photos reveal differences including entirely black legs, tiny areas of yellow at the base of each wing base and distinguishing ‘T’-shape mark on thorax (Photo 4 – excuse my poor attempt at adding info).