Thursday, January 5, 2017

Zig Zag Darner

Zig Zag Darner
 The zig zag darner is a dragonfly typically found primarily in eastern Canada. Their range does stretch down into a few northern states including some parts of Minnesota that are north of lake Superior, which is where I found this specimen. They are smaller than most other darners, prefer boggy type habitats, and emerge in late summer (August-September).  They get their name from the wavy stripes on the side of their thorax.

5 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

gorgeous shot, zo well captured!!

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Joy said...

Beautiful markings, lovely to watch on a summers day.

Margaret Adamson said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Fabulous Dragonfly shot

Roger Owen Green said...

I did zigzag! Different context.
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