Green darner dragonfly

UK dragonflies tend to be so active that they are difficult to photograph. But these North American green darners at Brazos Bend State Park in Texas, March 2019, were just basking on the footpath in the sun.

Green darner male

They are so-called because of the supposed resemblance to a darning needle. Any young readers will probably say ‘What the heck is that?’.

The female has a blue tail.

Just look at those amazingly transparent wings!

One thought on “Green darner dragonfly

  1. They always remind me of helicopters. Dragon flies are just amazing, and what a stunning green that prehistoric-looking specimen is! The larva though are much, much less appealing, and a danger to my outdoor guppies.

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