Common but stunning species…

By August 12, 2020 Blog

Jim Almond has been enjoying the darters in the surrounding fields at Venus Pool and has sent in these amazing close ups of a female Common Darter. Such a common and widespread species, but Jim’s photos really capture the fascinating detail. They also show the yellow leg stripe, the antehumeral stripes on top of the thorax and the lack of ‘long moustache’ (frons side line) which collectively tell us it’s a Common Darter.