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Large dragonfly with green thorax and bright red abdomen.
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Comet darner

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The comet darner (Anax longipes) is a common species of dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae.

Description

The comet darner is a large dragonfly and has a green thorax and bright red abdomen. Females have a brownish abdomen patterned with blue spots.[2]

Distribution and habitat

Comet darners are found in shallow lakes and ponds which tend to have extensive beds and grasses and lack fish. They are found along the eastern United States from Missouri, Michigan, New England and some even further north.[3]

Endangered status

Its endangered status is of least concern.[4]

References

  1. ^ Paulson, D. R. (2009). "Anax longipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T164953A5945207. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T164953A5945207.en.
  2. ^ Comet Darner: Anax longipes Hagen, 1861
  3. ^ Paulson, Dennis (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. p.233.
  4. ^ Anax longipes, IUCN Redlist
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Comet darner: Brief Summary

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The comet darner (Anax longipes) is a common species of dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae.

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