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Aeshna

Aeshna
Fatima, Magdalen Islands County, Quebec, Canada
July 12, 2016

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Female Aeshna subarctica
That is a female Subarctic Darner. Black stipe across the face and "bent" looking front thoracic stripe (rather than straight or notched) that is thicker at the bottom end.

 
Thanks
I used to see subarctica with the posterior thoracic stripe "skidoo" shaped or with a "boot" shape like lake darner. This one was intrigating me a lot, thanks for the ID!

 
A. subarctica
the posterior thoracic stripe is what stumped me! so much variation....

Aeshnid
Thanks for the additional photo. It isn't Lance-tipped. I can't match your dragon to any reference I have.

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