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Species Boyeria grafiana - Ocellated Darner

Ocellated Darner thorax pattern - Boyeria grafiana - male Ocellated Darner female, unposed - Boyeria grafiana - female Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana Dragonfly Nymph - Boyeria grafiana Dragonfly Nymph - Boyeria grafiana dragonfly - Boyeria grafiana Boyeria grafiana - Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana - female Boyeria grafiana - Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana - female
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 Boyeria (Spotted Darners)
Species grafiana (Ocellated Darner)
Identification
Large, greyish-brown in color, lacking any brown spots at the base of the wings. Thorax with yellow spots.
See Also
Fawn darner, Boyeria vinosa has brown spots at the base of the wings and tends to be a richer brown color.