Ruddy Darter(Sympetrum Sanguineum)

A gem of a dragonfly which is much sought after….And one of britains smallest

I’d like to say that if you visit brandon marsh to go to specific areas if you want to see Ruddy Darters,but I cant because these can pop up virtually anywhere.So if I get one its a bonus.

The Ruddy Darter is often mistaken for the Common Darter,but the signs to look for are the all black legs and belled body shape

male

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teneral male

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female

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mating pair

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