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Mosaic Darner

Aeshna sp.

Description:

In the last photo, you can see the dragonfly in my previous spotting. I found them both swimming in the water, struggling to make it ashore. I think it is possible they were either mating and fell in the water, or fighting and fell in. However, I can't tell if they are both males of different species or same species with different coloration or just a male and a female of the same species. Large darner with a brown thorax with yellow stripes and the abdomen is also brown with greenish markings.

Habitat:

Found in the water close to shore of Afognak Island. This was up in a little calm cove.

Notes:

See the other dragonfly in the last photo here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/77...

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Machi
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Machi

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 4, 2019

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