Dragonflies: Common Green Darner (part 1)

Photo of Common Green Darner

The Common Green Darner (Anax junius) has the longest flight period of any New England dragonfly -- migrants can appear as early as April, with some individuals lasting into November.  This is one of only two Darner species in the northeast with an entirely green thorax, but it's this male's bright blue abdomen that is most striking.

Source: A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts by Blair Nikula, Jennifer Loose, and Matthew Burne (2007)

2 thoughts on “Dragonflies: Common Green Darner (part 1)”

  1. This is a great photo!!
    It’s tough enough to find a male Green Darner, which is a very strong flier, let alone grab a decent photo, Well done.

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