Harlequin Darner Dragonfly – 5/19/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/19/19

Observation Time: 8:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Harlequin Darner dragonfly

Scientific Name: Gomphaeschna furcillata

Comments: The Harlequin Darner is a member of the Aeshnidae family of dragonflies. The species occurs across much of the eastern United States and parts of southeast Canada. Its range extends to eastern Texas.

I encountered this specimen by chance on the pavement in the Moose Hill Audubon parking lot after a morning spent bird watching.

More Information: Bugguide.net