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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 13:34   #1
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Which dragonfly? - NE England

Can anyone hep with the ID of this specimen?

It has a short stocky body.

From looking in my ID books - Black Darter maybe?
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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 16:46   #2
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Over-mature female Common Darter Ian.Can just make out the cream stripe on the lowermost leg.

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Over-mature female Common Darter Ian.Can just make out the cream stripe on the lowermost leg.

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I agree, a female Common Darter. Black Darter are much smaller than the Common.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm still getting to grips with them.
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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 20:37   #5
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Here's a black darter female to compare
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...dartfemale.jpg
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