Where to See Yellow-winged Darter

Latin NameSympetrum flaveolum

Found in marginal vegetation along ditches, ponds and the still backwaters of rivers.

Status & Distribution

Irregular migrant but may occur in large numbers (1995, 2006). Has bred after major influxes (e.g. Chartley Moss, Staffordshire, in 1996), but colonies do not persist.

Similar Species

May be confused with other Darter species.

Yellow-winged Darter can be distinguished by its:

  • Red or brown pterostigma (wing spots).
  • Orange-tinged wings.
  • Yellow leg stripes.
Species GroupDragonflies