09/09/06 - Male Common Green Darner - This guy landed about 100' from me. A first for me with this species, I rarely see them perched. Note: He was missing a part of his left front leg.
09/09/06 - Male Common Green Darner - Side view to show the body and beautiful colors on the abdomen. Mature males the abdomen has a dark purple dorsal stripe flanked by bright blue lateral stripes.
09/09/06 - Male Common Green Darner - Closer view to show the large black spot, a "bulls eye" in front of the eyes that both sexes have.
Common Green Darner (Anax junius) spent over 36 hours resting on this Tree Lantana
Was hanging out by the front door.
Taken on 9/10/10 at a pond north of Dripping Springs, TX. There were hundreds of pairs.
Common Green Darner, mating and oviposting, J.T. Nickel Nature Preserve, Cherokee County, OK. late March