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Swamp darner

Epiaeschna heros

Description:

This large common species has brilliant blue eyes and a brown body with green thoracic stripes and narrow green abdominal rings. The wings are often heavily tinged with amber. The abdomen is brown, long and nearly parallel sided posteriorly. The caudal appendages are long in both sexes. The male appendages are complex and distinctly hairy. The female appendages are flattened appearing petiolate. (information from Odonata Central website)

Habitat:

City park

Notes:

This dragonfly was easy to handle so I assume it wasn't doing very well. It was photographed on this fence and then left alone.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Lat: 36.17, Long: -95.97

Spotted on Jun 9, 2014
Submitted on Dec 15, 2016

Reference

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