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Common Green Darner

Anax junius

Description:

Large (3 inches) teneral female Common Green Darner seen perched in meadow. Adults have a green body (thorax), a blue or brown-red tails (abdomens), and they all have the characteristic "bull's-eye" pattern, (third eye), on top of their head (frons).

Habitat:

Adults are strong flyers and may be found anywhere but are more common near larval habitat: still marshy waters, fresh and slightly brackish. Common Green Darners are migratory and are often seen in swarms.

Notes:

Teneral female found in back meadow of Penitentiary Glen, Lake MetroPark, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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1 Comment

Geodialist
Geodialist 9 years ago

"Tack sharp" photo, Brian!

Brian Parsons
Spotted by
Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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