Where to See
|Scientific Name||Sympetrum vulgatum|
|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. Since then there have been less than 10 records.
Shallow ponds and lakes with abundant marginal vegetation.
Can be confused with other Darter species, particularly Common Darter.
Vagrant Darter can be distinguished by its: