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Common green darners Anax junius - Anax junius

Common green darners Anax junius - Anax junius
Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 18, 2008
I'd like to know if these are males, females or juveniles. This was taken during fall migration. Thanks.

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Common green darners Anax junius - Anax junius Common green darners Anax junius - Anax junius

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these appear to be females
from the shape of the cerci. Once they have eclosed (emerged from the aquatic nymph) they are adults. The nymphs (juveniles) are either male or female, too.

 
Thanks.
I've added a closeup of cerci (quality not great). Does this confirm female?

Regarding juvenile, thanks for explaining. I've been using Dunkle's Dragonflies through Binoculars and didn't catch the nuance in his comment "The pre-reproductive adult between emergence and sexual maturity is termed in this book a juvenile..."

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