Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Epiaeschna
Species: heros

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas
Columbus, Ohio
Houston, Texas
Spring, Texas

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On Jun 19, 2008, pford1854 from Marion, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Large, dark brown with blue eyes. Compare with Regal and Cyrano Darners. Eastern North America, common in south. Somewhat migratory, esp. along Atlantic coast. Shaded ponds, streams, swamps, temporary ponds. February to November in Florida, June to September in northernmost part of range. Predatory. May form swarms to feed on swarms of winged termites and ants. Often feeds very high. Females oviposit in a variety of sites, in mud, in stems, or in mud of dried-up ponds. Reference sited: http://bugguide.net/node/view/2584