New garden species

Sympetrum striolatum (Common darter)♀︎♂︎

Last update: 30 November 2018


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


This year there were more dragonflies than before in the garden. The past weekend I noticed this red dragonfly near the pond, a male Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum), which is the first time I’ve seen this species in the garden!

Just a few weeks ago during the vacation in France, I had been observing this species so it was a bit more easy to identify.


Common darter heidelibel (Sympetrum striolatum), ♂︎


update 25/09/2018
WAARNEMING: 14-Viii-2016

Currently I have more time to spend on kerfdieren and have started work on my photo backlog dating back to 2016. In it are quite a few insects that still require identification. One of them I now recognize immediately… a Common darter female. Nice.

Common darter ♀︎ (Sympetrum striolatum)

So still a new garden species, albeit in the year 2016 😂


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