Created 11-Apr-09
Modified 30-Sep-16
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Ruddy Darter. Flight period end of June to mid October. The Ruddy Darter is a striking insect particularly the mature males with their blood red abdomens. Differs from the Common Darter in colour and the constricted waist giving it a very club tailed appearance. Quite approachable and if disturbed will often come back to the same perch allowing a second photo opportunity.

Common Darter. Flight period end of June to end of October. Can be confused with Ruddy Darter but I find the most reliable way of seperating the two is that the Common Darter has black legs with a pale yellowish stripe along the whole length of the leg. The Ruddy Darter has completely black legs. Very approachable and like the Ruddy Darter will ofen come back to a favourite perch.

Black Darter. Flight period early July to early October. The smallest of the British darters but a very striking insect. Mature males are mainly black and not realy confused with any other Darter. Fairly approachable with care.
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