Sympetrum sanguineum (Ruddy Darter)

One of the two very common red-bodied (♂) Sympetrum species resident in the UK.

ID Notes

  • all black legs
  • mature ♂ – blood-red clubbed abdomen
  • mature ♂ – reddish frons
  • ♀ – yellow abdomen
  • small yellow patches at hind-wing base
male
female
in tandem
in cop

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