Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Basiaeschna
Species: janata

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Magnolia, Texas

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On May 21, 2008, catbird8 from Houston, TX wrote:

The Springtime Darner is well named, being that it emerges very early in the spring. It is a large, brown, streamside, or pondside dragonfly, about 2-1/2" long. A distinctive field mark are two bold, slanting, white to yellow-colored stripes on the brown thorax. The females tend to lay their eggs in water plants, near the water line.