|Male Common Darter, Sympetrum striolatum. Mill House, Keston, 31 August 2012.|
One day, I was walking past Keston Ponds and I saw that the lake was buzzing with Common Darters, pairing off and laying eggs. Dragonflies really do form into pairs. The male clasps the female and guides her over the water, dipping down occasionally so that she can lay an egg.
|Common Darters in tandem, ovipositing. Keston Common, 8 September 2012.|
|Common Darter, Sympetrum striolatum. Female. Keston Common, 15 September 2012.|