Another red-bodied (♂) Sympetrum. Unusually, I bumped into the females and took a while to find the males. The females, particularly, are prone to infestation by mites which look like small, bright red spheres on their wings.
There are as yet no accepted sightings in the UK.
- quite plain side of thorax, dull light tan with only very thin black sutures
- ♂ – orange-red abdomen, with very little (sometimes no) black markings
- ♀ – brown abdomen, blue underside
- legs mainly yellow