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Stream Cruiser? - Basiaeschna janata

Stream Cruiser? - Basiaeschna janata
Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
March 21, 2012
I watched this dragonfly emerge. I am wondering if it is a Stream Cruiser.

Moved from ID Request.

Basiaeschna janata
Only 1 thoracic stripe on the cruiser

I noticed that but was sorely puzzled. Thanks for helping me!

Oh, and what was the habitat?

timing is everything
Great photo of teneral Springtime Darner. Were you looking for this, or just serendipity?

Hi Nathan! Thanks for the compliment. I was intentionally looking for emerging dragonflies, but not for a Springtime Darner in particular. (This is the first I've seen.) I watched for about an hour and was lucky enough to see it fly off. I have been photographing dragonflies and damselflies over the last year in an attempt to learn them. I go each day to a local lake (Lake Cheston) and look hard. Other than this teneral, I have seen plenty of Blue Corporals emerge so far this season. If you check Google Maps and put in Sewanee, TN, and Lake Cheston, I think you'll find the spot.

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