Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)



The (Sympetrum sanguineum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It is to be found in temperate regions throughout Europe as far west as Siberia and as far south as the northern Sahara. Its conservation status is regarded as secure, and indeed numbers seem to be increasing in some locations such as central England & Ireland. It tends to prefer quiet bodies of water that feature semiaquatic vegetation such as rushes and reeds.

 

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