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Black Darters on the wing…

By June 22, 2022Blog

Stephen Barlow has sent in the first picture of Black Darter for this year (left). Seen at Whixall Moss this female looks very like an immature male but has a far broader straighter abdomen and if you look closely you can see the vulvar scale on the underside towards the end of the abdomen.

Elsewhere Curious Raven has been recording Broad-bodied Chasers some distance from water at Betton north of Market Drayton. Again a female is pictured here (below left) which is even larger and more broad-bodied than the male.