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Synonyms for darter

fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill

a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly

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Ruddy Darter dragonflies are widespread in England but rarely seen in North Wales west of the Clwydian hills.
In the 50 years since Cheshire Wildlife Trust was formed we've seen the loss of white-faced darter dragonflies from Delamere Forest - a scarce species that relies on the delicate and carefully balanced habitats found within the area.
In the 50 years since Cheshire Wildlife Trust was formed we've seen the loss of white-faced darter dragonflies from Delamere Forest -a scarce species that relies on the delicate and carefully balanced habitats found within the meres and mosses.
The wet summer and warm autumn has confused a number of species, with common darter dragonflies being spotted later in the year than normal and two southern insects - the saw fly and gristled skipper butterfly - seen in the Midlands for the first time.
Duncan said that ruddy darter dragonflies, once uncommon in Northumberland, were now being seen regularly, as is the southern hawker which 10 years ago was rare in the region.