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Regal Darner Dragonfly

Regal Darner Dragonfly

Regal Darner Dragonfly

This Regal Darner Dragonfly- (Coryphaeschna ingens) was photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 11, 2009.

eNature.com Description: The Regal Darner is a member of the family Aeschnidae. Darners are among the largest and fastest-flying North American dragonflies,  3 1/2″  long. These brilliant blue, green, or brown insects have large, clear wings spanning up to 5 7/8″ (150 mm). Their hemispherical compound eyes meet on top of the head. The female hovers above water and, using a well-developed ovipositor, thrusts eggs one at a time through the surface film of ponds and streams.

Also saw a Louisiana Waterthrush in Mead Garden today. Heard the call and then found the bird. Two great looks, but did not get a photo. Maybe tomorrow.

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