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dragonfly
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
May 11, 2012 7:26 am
Hi Gentle teacher,
Last night this dragonfly was attracted to my porch light in Central Arkansas. This morning, he was on my back door, waiting for my camera. After a few minutes of pictures, his wings started moving, he washed his face and off he flew. What is he?
Signature: Martha

Possibly Swamp Darner

Hi Martha,
In our opinion, this looks like a Swamp Darner, Epiaeschna heros, or a closely related species.  According to BugGuide:  “An impressive dragonfly of southern wetlands.”

Head of a Swamp Darner

 

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Location: Arkansas

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