Where to See
|Latin Name||Sympetrum vulgatum|
Shallow ponds and lakes with abundant marginal vegetation.
|Status & Distribution|
Rare migrant from Central Europe. About ten were recorded up to 1946, mostly in south-east England. An unprecedented influx in 1995 led to at least 15 records from Norfolk and others in Suffolk, Kent and London. Most recent records are from the Isle of Wight in 1996 and the west Midlands in 1997.
Can be confused with other Darter species, particularly Common Darter.
Vagrant Darter can be distinguished by its: