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Common Darter, ( Sympetrum striolatum ),... 134p

Common Darter, ( Sympetrum striolatum ) The male adbomen is red and slightly constricted near the front, Females and immature males are yellowish brown. In both sexes the legs are dark brown or black with a yellow stripe on the outside. This very common species breeds in still water, and flies June-October, often travelling from the water. It perches on shrubs and hedgerows and also on the ground. Most red darters seen in England are likely to belong to this species,...

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Taken on August 8, 2009