Sussex Dragonfly Group

Vagrant Darter (Vagrant Sympetrum)
Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae

Vagrant Darter
(Vagrant Sympetrum)
Sympetrum vulgatum

Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae

The Vagrant Darter was found on Rye Marsh on 4  July 1966 and at Udimore six days later (Hastings & East Sussex Naturalist, HESN). Chelmick (1974) mentioned the Rye sightings but later (Chelmick 1979) questioned them because no specimen had been taken. Photos of this species can be found on the British Dragonfly Society website.

Sympetrum vulgatum
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Male
Photo: David Sadler
Sympetrum vulgatum
2 / 2
Female
Photo: David Sadler

Distribution at 1km scale

Sympetrum vulgatum distribution (all)
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution pre 1980
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 1980 - 1989
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 1990 - 1999
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2000 - 2009
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2010 - 2019
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2010 on

Phenology (adult)

Sympetrum vulgatum phenology (all)
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology pre 1980
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 1980 - 1989
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 1990 - 1999
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2000 - 2009
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2010 - 2019
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2010 on

The Vagrant Darter was found on Rye Marsh on 4  July 1966 and at Udimore six days later (Hastings & East Sussex Naturalist, HESN). Chelmick (1974) mentioned the Rye sightings but later (Chelmick 1979) questioned them because no specimen had been taken. Photos of this species can be found on the British Dragonfly Society website.

Sympetrum vulgatum
1 / 2
Male
Photo: David Sadler
Sympetrum vulgatum
2 / 2
Female
Photo: David Sadler

Distribution at 1km scale

Sympetrum vulgatum distribution (all)
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution bre 1980
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 1980 - 1989
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 1990 - 1999
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2000 - 2009
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2010 - 2019
Sympetrum vulgatum distribution 2020 on

Phenology (adult)

Sympetrum vulgatum phenology (all)
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology pre 1980
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 1980 - 1989
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 1990 - 1999
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2000 - 2009
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2010 - 2019
Sympetrum vulgatum phenology 2020 on