Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Black Darter

Teneral Black Darter on a Scottish bog. Ternerals are newly emerged dragonflies which aren't quite mature and don't have the full colouration of the true adults. They look very similar to females, but usually have this silverish sheen to the wings and look a bit fluttery in flight. This is probably because the wings haven't dried out completely yet. A full adult would have completely clear wings.

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