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Common Green Darner Dragonfly

Anax junius


A large dark bulls eye in front of the eyes. This is a very large dragonfly with a length of 2 3/4 to 3 1/8 inches (68 to 80 mm). The thorax of the male is brownish green to yellowish green and unmarked. The abdomen is bright blue, changing to green towards the rear, and marked with black. The female is primarily yellowish green and marked with brownish black on the abdomen.


In tandem along a path through a city park.


The only darner to lay eggs in tandem.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2014
Submitted on Apr 14, 2014

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