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Species Anax longipes - Comet Darner

Comet darner (Anax longipes) - Anax longipes - male Comet Darner - Anax longipes - male Comet Darner - Anax longipes - female Comet Darner in Virginia - Anax longipes Dragonfly - Anax longipes Dragonfly - Anax longipes Comet Darner - Anax longipes GA Comet - Anax longipes - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae (Darners)
Genus Anax
Species longipes (Comet Darner)
Abdomen red or orange; pale abdominal spots obscure in male, more noticeable in duller female or in juveniles; anterior margin of wings green
Maine, south to Florida, west to Missouri, to south-central Texas. Also documented in Ontario.
Shallow lakes and ponds
Summer months, may be out year round far south, becoming scarce from November-February.
See Also
Juvenile female common green darner are smaller and have a dark stripe on top of the abdomen and a "bull's-eye" mark on top of the frons.
Print References
Dragonflies of Texas A Field Guide(1)
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East(2)
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of Texas A Field Guide.
John C. Abbott. 2015. University of Texas Press, Austin. 466 pp.
2.Dragonflies and damselflies of the East
D. Paulson. 2012. Princeton University Press. 576 pp.