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Lance-tipped Darner

Aeshna constricta

Description:

A fairly large, sturdy dragonfly - about four inches long. Found near a pond in SW Colorado.

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11 Comments

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 10 years ago

Phenom!

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks to Dana and Mick for identifying the dragonfly as a Lance-tipped darner!

MickGrant
MickGrant 10 years ago

Aeshna faces are encouraging - maybe: http://bugguide.net/node/view/6413/bgima...

taka.ita
taka.ita 10 years ago

Looks to me like an Aeshna species.Aeshna juncea is the only Aeshna species occurring on both sides of the pond, and it could be well it. However I don't know which species you got over there on your side.

ChrisBanul
ChrisBanul 10 years ago

A.Maze.Ing. Great Pics, Sir !!!

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments, and to MickGrant for the possible ID (Green Darner). The dragonfly's body seemed to have more stripy markings than the Green Darners I've found pictures of... but it does look similar. So I'm not sure. :)

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 10 years ago

Great macro!

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 10 years ago

Beautiful! Any idea what species it is?

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks! :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Excellent Macro pictures.

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Dolores, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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