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Dragonfly (Green Darner)
Anax junius

Class  

Insects

Dragonfly (Green Darner)

Range  

They are found across southern Canada from B.C. to Nova Scotia, and south throughout the U.S., Mexico and Central America.

Habitat  

They live near ponds and slow-moving streams.

Body Traits  

They have large wings and are strong fliers. The buzzing sound of their flight can be heard as they go by. They have a green thorax with bluish-gray on their abdomen. They are 2 - 3" long.

Habits  

When they rest on plants or rocks, they sit with their wings spread.

Diet  

They eat flying insect including mosquitoes, flies, butterflies, moths, mayflies, and even other dragonflies!

Reproduction  

Females lay their eggs on plants stems near the water line.


Dragonfly (Green Darner)

Classification  

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Anax
Species: A. junius

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