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Epiaeschna heros (Swamp Darner)
Total length = 86mm
male

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

<b>Epiaeschna heros</b>  (Swamp Darner)

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