Black Darter: darting here, darting there | Nature Notes from Dorset

The black darter (Sympetrum danae) is a dragonfly of the heath and moorland; it favours acidic boggy waters and whether that be bog pools, ditches, or whatever does not seem to matter as long as sphagnum mosses are present. With this as its main habitat it is not surprising that the Dorset heaths are a good place to find this particular insect. It can be seen flying from July through until October.
It is a very active dragonfly, darting here and there around its patch. It is not one of the more territorial species, far more interested in looking a mate than a fight with another male.

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