Length: 33-37mmThe White-faced Darter is a small dark dragonfly, with a pale creamy white frons. The wings have small black patches at the base and dark brown pterostigma.
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Encyclopedia of British Dragonflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Scarlet Darter||Crocothemis erythraea||
This darter has a flattened abdomen appearing rather broad compared to other UK darters. The... more
|Northern Emerald||Somatochlora arctica||
The Northern Emerald has bluish-green (sometimes yellowish) eyes. The wings are faintly suffused... more
|Golden-ringed Dragonfly||Cordulegaster boltonii||
A striking, black and insect with yellow rings along the length of the abdomen. The female is... more
|Keeled Skimmer||Orthetrum coerulescens||
Length: 40-44mmThe abdomen appears quite slim and has a pronounced dorsal keel. The wings have a... more
|Lesser Emperor||Anax parthenope||
Length: 71mmThis relative of the much more common Emperor Dragonfly is smaller and duller in... more