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Ruddy darter

Sympetrum sanguineum


This dragonfly is difficult to distinguish from other Sympetrum. The males are red with black legs. I find nice the little red square they have near the tips of their wings


This small Dragonfly is seen in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers. They are ambush predators, waiting on a prominent perch - such as a leaf or the top of a gate, until prey fly past, whereupon they will fly after it.

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taka.ita 10 years ago

Ruddy Darter, because it has totally black legs and the snout is so much like Ruddy Darter

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Deinze, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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