Subject: What is this insects name
Location: Nl canada
August 10, 2016 5:11 am
Hello what kind of insect is this
Signature: U choose

Mosaic Darner

Mosaic Darner

Oh Yee of So Few Words,
As instructed, we have chosen a name for you that seems most appropriate.  We cannot thank you enough for providing us with such cryptic information that we needed to go to the internet even to learn where this insect was sighted.  We do not have the Canadian provinces committed to memory, and we are guessing that Nl is the abbreviation for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, meaning that you are in the far north.  Insect identification presents enough challenges for us since we have no formally trained entomologists on our staff, and we understand that you are so busy (with all those extra daylight hours that your geographic location provides during the summer) that you are unable to type out complete words, or even to add punctuation to your sentences, so we didn’t mind increasing our knowledge of Canadian geography before we began the research necessary to determine that your Mosaic Darner in the genus
Aeshna is most likely the Canadian Darner, Aeshna canadensis, which BugGuide lists as having been sighted in Newfoundland and Labrador in July, the Lake Darner, Aeshna eremita, which BugGuide lists in Newfoundland and Labrador in August, the Variable Darner, Aeshna interrupta, which BugGuide lists for Newfoundland and Labrador in August, the Sedge Darner, Aeshna juncea, which BugGuide lists in Newfoundland and Labrador in July or the Shadow Darner, Aeshna umbrosa, which BugGuide lists in Newfoundland and Labrador in both July and August.  We would not rule out one of the other 15 species of Mosaic Darners in the genus Aeshna that BugGuide recognizes from North America as many other species are found in nearby Canadian provinces.  At any rate, we do not possess the necessary skills to definitively identify your Mosaic Darner to the species level, so we will stop at the genus level and we hope one of our more skilled readers will be able to nail the identification properly.  We sincerely apologize if we have written more than you have time to read in your busy life, but unlike one of the major candidates for the highest office in The United States of America, we appreciate the beauty of the written word that loses so much in either 140 characters or sound bytes.
P.S.  We believe the bright colors indicate that this Mosaic Darner is a male.

Thank you so much for your reply you are awesome made me smile.

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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