Ruddy Darter Sympetrum sanguineum (Muller, 1764)
Status .....Widespread across the southern-half of Nottinghamshire, but seemingly common nowhere. Distinguished from Common Darter, by the characteristic 'pinched' waist, although some experience of the two species is often required to make this an easy identification feature.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 2017
Photographed at Eakring Meadows August 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sympetrum sanguineum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Bob Merritt. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2018

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