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Anax junius (Common Green Darner)
Total length = 77mm
The Common Green Darner is identified by its large green and blue body. It also has a bull's-eye mark on top of of its head. It grows from 2 5/8 to 3 1/2 inches long.
This species inhabits ponds, lakes, and slow-moving bodies of water. They patrol the water in groups. Females lay their eggs on floating mats of algae.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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