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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Aeshna eremita - Lake Darner

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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 Aeshna (Mosaic Darners)
Species eremita (Lake Darner)
Identification
Larva distinguished by small spine on S5


Adults can be distinguished, at least in New England, based on anterior thoracic stripe lacking flag and posterior stripe broader at top.(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts
Blair Nikula, Jennifer L. Loose, Matthew R. Burne. 2003. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.