Location: Northwest PA
June 17, 2017 11:05 am
I want to call this a Common Green Darner but just doesn’t seem right.
While this is a Darner, it is not a Green Darner. We believe this is a Mosaic Darner in the genus Aeshna based on BugGuide images, but alas, we do not have the confidence to provide a species identification. Perhaps one of our readers who is more skilled at Dragonfly identifications will write in with a comment to identify the species.
Correction: June 22, 2017
After posting, we received a comment from Richard indicating this is a Springtime Darner. Here is a similar BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Males have brown thorax with two relatively straight yellow lateral thoracic stripes. Eyes generally blue. Abdomen spotted with blue. Female similar but abdominal spots may be blue or green.”