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Photo#227249
Common Green Darner - Anax junius

Common Green Darner - Anax junius
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
October 18, 2007

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Common Green Darner - Anax junius Common Green Darner - Anax junius

Probably teneral, i.e. newly emerged
That accounts for light color. Note that veins in wings are hard to see, which means they've yet to fill in with blood. Barely visible here is "CBS eye logo" on head. a hallmark of this species.

 
Pale wings
I was wondering why they are so pale. Thank you for taking the time to explain. :-]

 
Glad to help
Almost all I know about insects was learned here, from others.

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