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Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)

Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)

Small dragonfly, abdomen approximately 20-25mm in length, usually seen between July and October across much of the UK. Mature males have red abdomens with dark thorax but may have yellow patches like the Common Darter when immature. Females are yellow-brown. The Ruddy Darter has all black legs.

Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
 
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
 
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
 
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
 
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
 
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
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