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Aeshna interrupta 01b - Aeshna interrupta - male

Aeshna interrupta 01b - Aeshna interrupta - Male
Republic, Ferry County, Washington, USA
August 28, 2007
Photographed in Republic, ~20 Miles south of the Canadian Border, ~150 miles east of the Cascade mountains, ~2100 ft in elevation.

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Aeshna interrupta 01d High Res - Aeshna interrupta - male Aeshna interrupta 01b - Aeshna interrupta - male Aeshna interrupta 01a - Aeshna interrupta - male Aeshna interrupta 01c - Aeshna interrupta - male

Moved from Mosaic Darners.

Moved to Aeshna

Variable Darner
This is a male Variable Darner (Aeshna interrupta). The other possibility with the present field marks is Paddle-tailed Darner, but it would have broader thoracic stripes and 3 cells in the hindwing anal triangle instead of 2. Walker's Darner does not occur where you are. Just for future reference, always try to take a close-up shot of the terminal appendages for odonate ID, particularly hard-to-ID groups like darners. A good resource for darner ID in your area is this document.

A good map resource is here.

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