Green Darners Mating

Dragonfly Love
Dear Bugman,
Love your site! I work at a garden center in Orlando, Florida and come across some strange creatures from time to time…your site has been helpful in identifying some of the little buggers. (sorry, couldn’t help it.) Anyway, I thought you might like this photo for your Bug Love section. She looks like she put on a little make-up for the occasion.
Laura Stump

Hi Laura,
Thanks for the wonderful photo of Green Darners Mating. The male is in the front. He uses his anal claspers to grab onto the female’s neck and she uses the tip of her abdomen to gather his sperm.

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