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Shadow Darner Dragonfly

Aeshna umbrosa


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.


Meadow near ponds

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

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

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