Comet Darner Dragonfly
Anax longipes

Photo courtesy Curtis Miyasaka
May 18, 2006
Copyright (c) 2006 C. M.

The Comet Darner is identified by its red abdomen streaking out behind its green head and thorax as it races over vegetation and water in search of prey. This uncommon species lives around pits and ponds and usually most active in June and July. Comet is a large, colorful dragonfly of the eastern United States.

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