TQ5479 : Common Darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum, Rainham Marshes

near to Wennington, Havering, Great Britain

Common Darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum, Rainham Marshes
Common Darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum, Rainham Marshes
Seen on a boardwalk on the RSPB Rainham Marshes reserve. The dull colour of this individual shows that it is a 'teneral', not long emerged from the larval stage. In a few days it will appear much more reddish - provided it survives. (I ought to say that I am a novice at dragonfly identification. This is a darter with a narrow abdomen, and that makes it a Sympetrum. Further than that I can't go with confidence, but much the commonest breeding Sympetrum in Britain is S. striolatum - the alternatives would be highly unlikely).
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2011
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Saturday, 17 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 December, 2011
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Lowlands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5478 7955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.6227N 0:13.6927E
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