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Shadow Darner Dragonfly

Aeshna umbrosa

Description:

Family: Aeshnidae. Genus: Aeshna (Darners) Length: 68-78 mm (2.7 - 3.1 inches). Coloring: Base is brownish/black. Greenish crescent-shaped spots at top of thorax. Sides of thorax - yellow or yellowish/green stripes. Abdomen has bluish/green spots. Feeds on variety of insects including mosquito larvae and even small shrimp and tadpoles.

Habitat:

Meadow near ponds


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penna, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Oct 3, 2014

Reference

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