This is a demonstration of the ISM Odonata (Dragonfly/Damselfly) image gallery.
Epiaeschna heros (Swamp Darner)
Total length = 86mm
The Swamp Darner is dark brown with pale green markings on the thorax and abdomen. Its eyes are blue. The wings have a slight smoky cast. It grows as large as 3 1/2 inches long.
This species lives around ponds and slow streams. Females lay eggs in mud or plant stems.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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