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Darner, hovering - Aeshna verticalis

Darner, hovering - Aeshna verticalis
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
August 31, 2009
Just wanted to share this incredibly lucky shot. It was flying non-stop with intermittent brief hovering. It stopped in front of me and hovered just long enough for me to find it in the viewfinder and fire off one shot. The camera was set on spot focusing and it was also lucky that the spot was on the body.

Would someone confirm (or deny) that it's a Green-striped?

Moved from ID Request.

looks like it
Based on color, thoracic pattern, and appendages. Great shot.

Thank you very much Jason

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