Photo by Melody

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

, Newfoundland and Labrador

By Todd_Boland
Thumbnail #1 of Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis) by Todd_Boland

Member Notes:

Positive Todd_Boland On Jul 31, 2006, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the good guys as they eat many insects. I grew up calling them horse stingers and we were frightened to death of them. However, they are harmless although they can nip if held by the tail! It is our largest dragonfly and quite common around our gardens in mid-late summer.

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