Common Green Darner dragonfly (young male)

The following gallery features a Common Green Darner dragonfly (Anax junius) perching in vegetation near the end of the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a young male, as indicated by its partially pruinose abdomen; as a mature adult, abdominal segments two through six will be bright blue. Dragonflies shelter in dense vegetation sometimes to avoid predators, including aggressive adult males of the same species.

Remember that all dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen, numbered from front to back.

Related Resources: Digital Dragonflies, presenting high-resolution digital scans of living dragonflies.

  • Genus Anax | Anax junius | Common Green Darner | male | top view
  • Genus Anax | Anax junius | Common Green Darner | male | side view
  • Genus Anax | Anax junius | Common Green Darner | female | top view
  • Genus Anax | Anax junius | Common Green Darner | female | side view

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