Where to See
|Scientific Name||Sympetrum danae|
|Status & Distribution|
Most commonly found in northern and western parts of Britain. It has seen a general and significant decline over the past 50 years, particularly in England.
A species of peat moss and moorland, breeding in acidic ponds, bog pools and drainage ditches.
Darters have a squat, spider-like body-shape and a head that tapers back to the thorax.
Black Darter are the smallest Darter larvae: 13-16mm.
Mature males are the only black dragonflies in the UK so are unmistakable.
Females and immature males resemble other darters. They can be separated by their: