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This dragonfly was about 3 inches long. Common green darner have a green thorax, blue (male) or brownish (female) abdomen.
Spotted near the Tamarac Visitor Center. Common green darner live in well-vegetated lakes, ponds, marshes, preferring habitats without fish. They eat many types of flying insects.
This dragonfly is one of the most common and abundant species throughout North America.