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common green darner - Anax junius

common green darner - Anax junius
toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 29, 2008
Size: 2 inches or more
i compared my photos to the ones in the guide and it seems these photos are bang on for the green darner although i am not sure of the sex and if its agreeable i would be honoured to have these added to the guide

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Yes, common green darner
We'll be glad to have these at Bug Guide. It's a fine series - and the only post from Ontario so far. I'm not good at determining sex on dragonflies, but guess this is a young male. However, you can probably figure it out yourself by checking here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/585

 
common green darner
hey thats great!!!...these photos are among the best ever pictures i have taken of dragonflies and im very proud of them...although credit is due to my wife who actually spotted it...i was able to shoot at least a 100 shots of this speciman...thank you ron!

 
My pleasure, Ed.
Easiest way to ID these is the "eye" resembling the CBS logo and showcased on your final photo here. I can never get these darned darners to land, unless they're mating. You've obviously got a knack for these.

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