Sunday, 12 July 2020

Venus Pool - Ruddy Darter

I've seen female / immature Ruddy Darter on the sing for the past couple of days and all have been skittish flying high into the hedge in the arable field. This time my luck was in with a very obliging male, rooted to the spot...

The classic pose showing the waisted abdomen nicely!

Always quite obvious from the side too! Note the all black legs in all of the images.

My favourite with the red frons shining out...

The 'new insect' list is steadily increasing and I'll do a big catch up in due course once all thje IDs are sorted.