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Wandering Glider

Pantala flavescens

Description:

This is a medium to large naiad with a length of 15/16 to 1 1/16 inches (24 to 26 mm). It is pale green with light brown markings. There is a large, rear-facing spine on each side of the last abdominal segments, but there are no hooks on the back, as some naiads have.

Habitat:

This dragonfly can be found near seasonal ponds. This is the world's most widely distributed dragonfly. It occurs worldwide between 400 N and 400 S latitude, and is the only dragonfly with such a large distribution. It is most common in tropical and subtropical regions with highly seasonal rainfall. In Idaho, it occurs at seasonal ponds on the Snake River Plain.


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Florida, USA

Lat: 30.44, Long: -86.67

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on Aug 23, 2014

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