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Green Dragonfly (Green Darner)

Anax junius

Description:

The Green Darner is one of the largest dragonflies existent: males grow to 76 mm (3.0 in) in length with a wingspan of up to 80 mm (3.1 in).[5][6] Females oviposit in aquatic vegetation, eggs laid beneath the water surface. Nymphs (naiads) are aquatic carnivores, feeding on insects, tadpoles and small fish. Adult darners catch insects on the wing, including ant royalty, moths, mosquitoes and flies.

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RussellRohling
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RussellRohling

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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