Where to See
|Latin Name||Sympetrum 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.
May be confused with other Darter species.
Yellow-winged Darter can be distinguished by its:
Darters have a squat, spider-like body-shape and a head that tapers back to the thorax.
Much rarer but very similar to Common and Ruddy Darter. Has shorter lateral abdominal spines on segment 9 (S9 lateral spines 0.6 of the length of S9).