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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 04.5 June 1993

Identification – Darter Dragonflies

By - Bob Kemp

Walk past almost any unpolluted pond on a sunny day in late summer and one may very likely encounter a darter dragonfly. Most often they will be seen basking on a bare patch of ground, the surface of a fallen log or perched high on the tip of a stem. Aptly named because of their style of flight, they will characteristically make brief, rapid sorties perhaps to see off another dragonfly intruder or to catch prey.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

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