Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sedge Darner

 The Sedge Darner is common in Newfoundland, although it was only this past summer that I actually was able to get identifiable images of them. Photos of both the male and female are included in this array.
 The male presents with some blue while the female has more browns, greens and yellows.
 The lateral thoracic stripes on this species are straight and wide. There is also a long, narrow streak between the larger stripes. There is often a small streak before the anterior, wider stripe.
These photos clearly show all of the above and make this one of the easier darners to identify.
This species is considered to be one of the larger darners. As shown by all of these images, this species tends to land and hang on a variety of trees.

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