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Photo#69841
Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta - male

Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta - Male
Victoria/ Carver Park Reserve, Carver County, Minnesota, USA
August 8, 2006
Size: ~70 mm
I believe this is Aeshna constricta. Can you confirm?

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Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta - male Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta - male

Moved to Guide page
Moved to Guide page after another look at all the BugGuide images of Lance-tipped Darners and the mosaic darners most likely to be confused with them.

Probably, but...
I'm not absolutely certain; you're out of my area. However, since the Carver County list on Odonata Central is so sparse, you might want to communicate with them and let them see this image. You may add to their database and improve their county list.

Here's their main page:http://odonatacentral.bfl.utexas.edu/

And here's their checklist of Minnesota Odes:
http://odonatacentral.bfl.utexas.edu/checklists/namerica/State_CheckList.asp?State=Minnesota

Here's their page on the Lance-tipped Darner:
http://odonatacentral.bfl.utexas.edu/fieldguide/species.asp?taxaid=118

To me, your image seems to show green stripes on the thorax of the male, and theirs shows blue--I realize that the angle of light can play hob with dragonfly colors sometimes, so your eye as the photographer comes into play.

 
Lance-tipped Darner
Thanks. That's a big help. Since it was in such shadow, the color may not be entirely trustworthy but I looked at the raw images taken and the color is consistent. Thanks for getting me in touch with the Od Central site.

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