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Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
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Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

General: Common Green Darner (Anax junius) typically rest hanging vertically on a plant stem. Around Las Vegas, these are the only dragonflies with a green thorax and blue abdomen. Eyes and face green. Most females are green with a brown abdomen, but some are colored similar to males.

These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators of small flying insects such as biting flies and mosquitoes. There are some good places to watch dragonflies around Las Vegas.

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera, Family Aeshnidae.

Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner male
Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner female, but color similar to male
Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner female
Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner female
Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner female
Common Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner female ovipositor
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner resting on tree
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner mating and laying eggs
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner mating and laying eggs
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner mating and laying eggs
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner mating and laying eggs
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner mating and laying eggs
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner exuvia (shed)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner exuvia (shed)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner exuvia (shed)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Common Green Darner exuvia (shed)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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