Vagrant Darter

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Vagrant Darter
Sympetrum vulgatum LC284.jpg
Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum) 3.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Sympetrum
Species: S. vulgatum
Binomial name
Sympetrum vulgatum
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) is a European dragonfly. The species takes it English name from its habit of occasionally appearing as a rare vagrant north of its normal range. However, it likely to be under-recorded because it is very similar to the Common Darter (S. striolatum).

In central and northeast Europe, the species is common. It breeds in standing water.


  • Brooks, Philip S. Corbet & Stephen J. (2008). Dragonflies. London: Collins. p. 67. ISBN 0-00-715169-1.