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Aeshna canadensis  ? - Aeshna eremita

Aeshna canadensis ? - Aeshna eremita
47.63059N 52.68760W (WGS84), Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
August 16, 2009
Size: 8cm head to rear
I think this is Aeshna canadensis but would like confirmation before moving it there. In this image the dragon fly is seen clinging to a concrete retaining wall next to our driveway. The day had been fairly warm earlier but cooled off quickly and I guess this individual got 'caught in the cold'. It didn't move at all. I checked on it again after dark and it was still there. When a friend put his hand down next to it, it crawled on his hand. That's how the close-up photos were taken. It was night by that time, thus the dark background. As it sat on his hand, the warmth from his hand seemed to be bringing it back to more activity and it started to assume a position that looked like it would fly away. He put it down again at that point. I think this is a male. Is that correct?

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