California Darner, we believe

Subject:  What is that bug
Geographic location of the bug:  San diego CA
Date: 10/23/2021
Time: 10:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug was in my garden for a few days in the same spot. But now he is gone. what happened?
How you want your letter signed:  San Diego

Possibly California Darner

Dear San Diego,
We believe your Dragonfly is a California Darner,
Rhionaeschna californica, and based on the images posted to, it is an immature male.  Additional images can be found on BugGuide.  We suspect it is gone because it flew away.

Thanks so very much! Since he didn’t have any blue I wasn’t sure but makes sense if immature. And so odd he was in same spot for days before disappearing. Hope he finds a better spot than my vegetable garden.

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