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  • Dut: Heidelibel
  • Lat: Sympetrum spp.
  • Eng: Darters
Common darter, foto fitis, sytske dijksen


Darters are the smallest of the large dragonflies. There are a number of darter species. In the coastal region and on the islands, the following darter species are found: black darter, yellow-winged, ruddy darter, common darter and the vagrant darter. They are often found in the vicinity of stationary waters. Male darters usually have a reddish body. Yellow-winged and ruddy darters are typical migratory dragonflies. They often fly in large groups and when the conditions are good, high in the sky.