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Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana

Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana
Dummer, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
April 20, 2010
Size: 3cm
Taken from a rocky section of the Androscogin River.

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Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana

Moved
Moved from Fawn Darner.

 
Now sure it is grafiana
After having IDed several dozen nymphs of both vinosa and grafiana this summer, the acute apex of the epiproct visible in the images of this specimen definitely point to grafiana. That feature is a solid ID character which I should have trusted more in the past.

Moved
Moved from Spotted Darners.
Thanks Denis. I took this one home, and hopefully I can get it to mature.

vinosa...I think!
As per the key in Needham Westfall and May: Although the apex of the epiproct does not apear distinctly emarginate in the images, the paraprocts do seem longer than segments 9 and 10 and their apices appear distinctly incurved, leading me to believe this is vinosa.

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