Common Green Darner

Anax juniusA male Common Green Darner (Anax junius), one of our largest species of dragonfly. You should really click on the picture for a larger view, since there is some great detail here because this one perched quite a while below eye-level, allowing us all good looks as he rubbed his front legs over his eyes. Note how large those eyes are: dragonflies are like raptors, depending on vision to hunt. A migratory species, this three-inch long darner is usually the first dragonfly seen in the spring and one of the last in the fall (a female is pictured in the link).

3 Responses to “Common Green Darner”

  1. 1 Edward Olivera August 2, 2014 at 7:53 am


  2. 2 elwnyc August 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous creature!

  3. 3 Regina Gradess August 12, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for your emailed photos and captions. I treasure them.

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