The Common darter is the most widespread of the darter species in lowland Britain. It can be distinguished from the similar Ruddy Darter by the lack of ‘waist’ on the thorax and the more orange colour of the male (The Ruddy darter is a deeper red colour) It is often seen perching on paths or fences.
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