Thursday, October 20, 2022

October 20, 2022

I am a Regal Darner dragonfly
I am bright green with many brown stripes
You can find me in lakes and slow moving streams
I also like to hang out at tree-top heights.

Location: Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas, FL

Sources: Dragonflies through Binoculars by Sidney W. Dunkle

Bonus source article: This is a very cool article, printed originally in a 1944 edition of The Florida Entomologist. It describes an influx of dragonflies (including  Regal Darners) after a long drought in New Smyrna Beach ended. You can read this article by signing up for a free JSTOR account, it is absolutely worth it.

Photo and text © 2022 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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