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Species Gomphaeschna furcillata - Harlequin Darner

Harlequin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - female Harlequin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - male Harliquin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - male Harliquin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - male Dragonfly species - Gomphaeschna furcillata Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - male Harlequin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata - male camouflaged dragonfly - Gomphaeschna furcillata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae (Darners)
Genus Gomphaeschna (Pygmy Darners)
Species furcillata (Harlequin Darner)
Size
Length 55 mm
Identification
A very small darner. See print and Internet references.
Range
Eastern United States and adjacent Canada.
Habitat
Bogs, swamps, esp. cypress, alder, cedar swamps.
Season
January-August in much of United States. May-July in southern Canada.
Food
Predatory.
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs in wet wood about 15 cm. above water level.
Print References
Dunkle, p. 40, plate 3 (1)
Dunkle, pp. 34-35, fig. 25, 26 (2)
Internet References
Randy Emmitt Photography (broken link, needs replacement)


NJ Odes (broken link, needs replacement)
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.
2.Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1989. Scientific Publishers.