Sympetrum sanguineum (O. F. Müller, 1764) – Ruddy Darter
NL: Bloedrode heidelibel | DE: Blutrote Heidelibelle | FR: Sympétrum sanguin

Sympetrum sanguineum (Ruddy Darter) is present and mostly common in most of Europe, absent only in northern Scandinavia and Scotland. Its area of distribution stretches to northern Africa in the south and Siberia in the east.
Ruddy Darters look rather similar to S. vulgatum (Moustached Darter) and S. striolatum (Common Darter) but in contrast to those species, the legs of Ruddy Darters are completely black, lacking a yellow line on the outside.