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Green darner, male

Anax junius

Description:

approx. 3 1/2 inches long

Habitat:

spotted resting on joe pye weed at the edge of stream on semi-improved property

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3 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

Thanks, Luis. Great information, Gordon--I hadn't realized. They are quite common here in central Florida. But they are usually around frenetically and difficult to photograph.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Very nice photos of one of my favorite dragonflies! We have essentially two populations in Minnesota of these insects. One population stays here year round, in the sense that the adults breed here, die, the young hatch, etc., but another population migrates from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast, breed and die. The following spring the young become adults and migrate back to Minnesota and the upper Midwest and Canada. Very cool insects!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Nice find auntnance123

auntnance123
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Cocoa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Oct 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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