Black Darter on the wing…

By June 22, 2020 Blog

Paul Spear has sent in some great photos of the first Black Darters of our Shropshire summer. An immature male is seen here (left) with a diagnostic yellow splash pattern on the side of the thorax and a further emergent is pictured below. Paul also saw a Common Hawker emerging (below right)- the colours are very faint, but you can already clearly see the narrow yet prominent antehumeral stipes on top of the thorax.