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Common Green Darner

Anax junius


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).


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.


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

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1 Comment

Geodialist 9 years ago

"Tack sharp" photo, Brian!

Brian Parsons
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Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

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

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