Wednesday, 20 July 2011

White-faced Darter adult male, Cumbria

Three different angles showing the markings of this bonny Darter.

As i mentioned in my previous post the female tends to keep away from the water unless ovipositing whereas the male will perch nearby on bare patches of ground or old or dead bracken while defending a small area of territory over the water. Not frightened to engage with other species as we saw on a number of occasions coming into conflict with Four-spot Chasers despite the difference in size.


  1. The colour combination on these creatures is fantastic.

  2. They are all stunning in there different ways Dick.