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Common Green Darner female

Anax junius


Green Darners are one of our largest dragonflies, and one of the easiest to recognize. Their bodies grow over three inches long, with a wingspan of 4 1/2 inches. Green Darners are dimorphic, which means males and females look different. Both sexes have a green thorax (middle section of body), but males have a blue abdomen (long back part of body), while females' abdomens are purplish-gray. Both males and females have a mark like a target on their faces. Green Darners' eyes are brown. Green Darners are found around ponds, lakes, marshes, and slow-moving streams.


Greenbelt near stream.

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joanbstanley 6 years ago

Thanks for the help.

Geodialist 6 years ago

This individual is a female, as indicated by its coloration.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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