24 October 2009

paired Lance-tipped Darners

Lance-tipped Darners (Aeshna constricta) are one of the most common Aeshnids in southeast Michigan. While visiting Lake Erie Metropark in Wayne County on September 7th, I happened upon this coupled pair which were most cooperative.

The female is of the yellow-striped form. Also, note the differences between the thoracic stripes of the left and right sides of the female.

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