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Aeshnidae - Darners, Hawkers

southern hawker

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Odonata
 Family: Aeshnidae

Common Green DarnerThis family includes the largest species of dragonflies found in North America and Europe. They range in size from 2-5 inches in length. Most species are around 3 inches in length. They are known as darners in North America because the female's abdomen looks like a sewing needle when she cuts into plant stems to lay her eggs.

Darners have long, thin abdomens; four transparent wings; and large, round, compound eyes that meet at the top of their head. Most species are blue or green or a combination of blue and green.

Darners hunt and eat other insects. They spend most of their time during the day flying and looking for prey. Males can be very territorial and will chase away other males. The dragonflies in this family are very fast fliers and can fly backwards and forwards and can hover in the air like a helicopter.

Darner naiads (immature dragonflies) are long and slender. They move through the water by squirting water out of their abdomens. They climb over submerged vegetation hunting for food. They eat mosquito larvae, damselfly and dragonfly nymphs, tadpoles, and small fish. When a naiad is the right size, it crawls up on a plant stem, its skin splits, and a dragonfly emerges. To avoid predators, naiads usually do this at night.

galleryAeshnidae Photo Gallery

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

  New Hampshire Species

 

  North American Species

Black-tipped Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Canada Darner - Aeshna canadensis   Least Concern North America image More Info
Green-striped Darner - Aeshna verticalis North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Lake Darner - Aeshna eremita North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Mottled Darner  - Aeshna clepsydra   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Sedge Darner - Aeshna juncea Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Shadow Darner - Aeshna umbrosa   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Subarctic Darner - Aeshna subarctica North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Variable Darner - Aeshna interrupta North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Zigzag Darner - Aeshna sitchensis North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Comet Darner - Anax longipes   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Common Green Darner - Anax junius   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Springtime Darner - Basiaeschna janata North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Fawn Darner - Boyeria vinosa North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana   Least Concern North America More Info
Swamp Darner - Epiaeschna heros North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Harlequin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Taper-tailed Darner - Gomphaeschna antilope North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Cyrano Darner - Nasiaeschna pentacantha   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Spatterdock Darner - Rhionaeschna mutata North America New Hampshire Species More Info

 

Azure Darner - Aeshna septentrionalis North America More Info
Paddle-tailed Darner  - Aeshna palmata   Least Concern North America image More Info
Persephone's Darner  - Aeshna persephone   Least Concern North America More Info
Walker’s Darner - Aeshna walkeri North America
Williamson's Darner  - Aeshna williamsoniana Not Enough Data  North America
Amazon Darner - Anax amazili North America South America image More Info
Blue-spotted Comet Darner - Anax concolor   Least Concern North America South America More Info
Giant Darner - Anax walsinghami North America More Info
Hawaian Darner - Anax strenuus North America More Info
Blue-faced Darner - Coryphaeschna adnexa   Least Concern North America South America image More Info
Mangrove Darner - Coryphaeschna viriditas North America
Regal Darner - Coryphaeschna ingens   Least Concern North America image More Info
Bar-sided Darner - Gynacantha mexicana North America More Info
Twilight Darner  - Gynacantha nervosa   Least Concern North America South America image More Info
Riffle Darner - Oplonaeschna armata North America More Info
Malachite Darner - Remartinia luteipennis   Least Concern North America South America More Info
Arroyo Darner  - Rhionaeschna dugesi   Least Concern North America More Info
Blue-eyed Darner - Rhionaeschna multicolor North America image More Info
California Darner - Rhionaeschna californica North America image More Info
Turquoise-tipped Darner - Rhionaeschna psilus North America South America More Info
Rhionaeschna vazquezae  Not Enough Data North America
Caribbean Darner  - Triacanthagyna caribbea   Least Concern North America South America More Info
Pale-green Darner - Triacanthagyna septima North America
Phantom Darner  - Triacanthagyna trifida   Least Concern North America image More Info

Selected Species Around the World

Thylacine Darner  - Acanthaeschna victoria   Vulnerable Australia
Azure Hawker  - Aeshna caerulea   Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Baltic Hawker - Aeshna serrata  Least Concern Asia Europe More Info
Blue-spotted Hawker - Aeshna brevistyla Least Concern Australia image More Info
Brown Hawker  - Aeshna grandis   Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Green Hawker  - Aeshna viridis  Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Green-eyed Hawker  - Aeshna isoceles   Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Migrant Hawker  - Aeshna mixta   Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Siberian Hawker - Aeshna crenata  Least Concern image More Info
Southern Migrant Hawker  - Aeshna affinis  Least Concern  Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea Least Concern Africa Europe image More Info
Aeshna ossiliensis  Least Concern Europe
Aeshna petalura  Least Concern Asia
Evening Hawker - Anaciaeschna triangulifera   Least Concern Africa image More Info
Blue Emperor - Anax imperator   Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Blue-spotted Emperor - Anax nigrofasciatus   Least Concern Asia image
Dark Emperor - Anax chloromelas   Least Concern Africa More Info
Lesser Emperor - Anax parthenope  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Lesser Green Emperor - Anax guttatus Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Magnificent Emperor - Anax immaculifrons   Least Concern Asia Europe image More InfoOrange Emperor - Anax speratus   Least Concern Africa image More Info
Swamp Emperor - Anax bangweuluensis   Near Threatened Africa
Vagrant Emperor - Anax ephippiger   Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Black Emperor - Anax tristis  Least Concern Africa More Info

 

Terrestrial Evening Darner - Antipodophlebia asthenes   Near Threatened Australia
Green-striped Darner - Austroaeschna forcipata  Near Threatened Australia
Multi-spotted Darner - Austroaeschna multipunctata   Least Concern Australia More Info
Ochre-tipped Darner - Austroaeschna weiskei   Least Concern Australia More Info
Southern Giant Darner - Austrophlebia costalis   Least Concern Australia
Cretan Spotted Darner - Boyeria cretensis   Endangered Europe More Info
Western Spectre - Boyeria irene Europe image More Info
Hairy Hawker - Brachytron pratense Europe image More Info
Yellow-spotted Dusk-hawker - Cephalaeschna klotsae Not Enough Data   Asia
Wide-faced Darner  - Dendroaeschna conspersa   Least Concern Australia image More Info
Black-kneed Duskhawker - Gynacantha bullata  Least Concern Africa More Info
Brown Darner - Gynacantha dravida data Asia image
Hairy Duskhawker - Gynacantha villosa  Least Concern Africa
Little Duskhawker - Gynacantha manderica   Least Concern Africa More Info
Usambara Duskhawker  - Gynacantha usambarica   Least Concern Africa
Yellow-legged Duskhawker - Gynacantha nigeriensis   Least Concern Africa
Mina Net-winged Darner - Neuraeschna mina Not Enough Data   South America
Stream Hawker  - Pinheyschna subpupillata   Least Concern Africa
Yemen Hawker - Pinheyschna yemenensis   Vulnerable Asia
Rhionaeschna diffinis  Least Concern South America
Rhionaeschna galapagoensis  Endangered South America
Rhionaeschna peralta  Least Concern South America
Rhionaeschna planaltica  Least Concern South America
Tropical Cascade Darner - Spinaeschna watsoni Not Enough Data   Australia
Friendly Hawker - Zosteraeschna minuscula   Least Concern Africa image More Info

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio New Hampshire Species NH Species

Amazon Darner - Anax amazili profile Photos North America South America
The Amazon darner is found from Florida, Louisiana and Texas in the U.S. southward through Mexico to Puerto Rico and Argentina.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Arroyo Darner - Rhionaeschna dugesi profile Photos  Least Concern North America
The Arroyo darner is found in the southwestern U.S. from Texas to Arizona south through Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Azure Darner - Aeshna septentrionalis profile Photos North America
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Azure Hawker  - Aeshna caerulea profile Photos   Least Concern Asia Europe
The azure hawker is found in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Baltic Hawker - Aeshna serrata profile Photos   Least Concern Asia Europe
The Baltic hawker is found in Armenia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Sweden, and Turkey
Source: Dragonfly Pix Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bar-sided Darner - Gynacantha mexicana profile Photos North America
The bar-sided darner is found from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas south through Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Black Emperor - Anax tristis   Least Concern Africa Photos
The black emperor is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Africa Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-kneed Duskhawker - Gynacantha bullata Photos   Least Concern Africa
The black-kneed duskhawker is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.
Source: Africa Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-tipped Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The black-tipped darner is found in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-tipped Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The black-tipped darner is found near clear lakes and ponds 
Source: Montana Field Guide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blue Emperor - Anax imperator profile Photos Video  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The blue emperor is also known as the emperor dragonfly. It is found from the British Isles across Europe to central Asia, and south to north and central Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue-eyed Darner - Rhionaeschna multicolor profile Photos North America
The blue-eyed darner is found in central and western North America from southern Alberta and British Columbia to Texas and California south to Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue-faced Darner - Coryphaeschna adnexa profile Photos  Least Concern North America South America
The blue-faced darner is found in Florida, south Texas and Mexico south to Brazil. It is also found in the Caribbean.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue-spotted Comet Darner - Anax concolor Photos Least Concern North America South America
The blue-spotted comet darner is found in Texas and Mexico south through Central and South America. It is also found in Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue-spotted Hawker - Aeshna brevistyla Photos Least Concern Australia
The blue-spotted hawker is found in Australia.
Source:
Australian Dragonflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brown Hawker - Aeshna grandis profile Photos  Least Concern Asia Europe
The brown hawker is found in Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

California Darner - Rhionaeschna californica Photos North America
The California darner is found near lakes, ponds, marshes and stream pools.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

California Darner - Rhionaeschna californica profile Photos North America
Adult California darners eat mosquitoes, flies, small moths, mayflies, and flying ants and termites.
Source: Montana Field Guide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Canada Darner - Aeshna canadensis Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Canada darner is found across much of Canada and the United States.
Source: BioKids Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Canada Darner - Aeshna canadensis profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Canada darner male is blue and brown. The female can be blue, yellow, or green and brown.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Canada Darner - Aeshna canadensis Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Canada darner is found near bogs, beaver ponds, lakes, and other freshwater areas with lots of forest vegetation.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Caribbean Darner - Triacanthagyna caribbea Photos  Least Concern North America South America
The Caribbean darner is found from Mexico south to Bolivia and Brazil.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Comet Darner - Anax longipes profile Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The comet darner is found from Ontario and Quebec in Canada throughout the eastern United States southward to Texas and Florida
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Common Green Darner - Anax junius profile Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common green darner is found from British Columbia through Nova Scotia and south through most of the U.S. and into Mexico and the Caribbean.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Common Green Darner - Anax junius profile Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common green darner is one of the few North American dragonflies that migrates.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Green Darner - Anax junius Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common green darner is the official state insect of Washington.
Source: BioKids Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Common Green Darner - Anax junius profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common green darner is one of the largest dragonfly species.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Common Green Darner - Anax junius profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common green darner has a bright green head and thorax and a blue abdomen.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Cretan Spotted Darner - Boyeria cretensis profile Photos  Endangered Europe
The cretan spotted darner is found in Crete, Greece.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Cyrano Darner - Nasiaeschna pentacantha profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Cyrano darner is found across much of the eastern U.S. and in southeastern Canada.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Dark Emperor - Anax chloromelas Photos  Least Concern Africa
The dark emperor is found in Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Source: Africa Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Evening Hawker - Anaciaeschna triangulifera Photos   Least Concern Africa
The evening hawker is found in Angola, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Africa Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Fawn Darner - Boyeria vinosa Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The fawn darner is found from Ontario east to Prince Edward Island and south to Texas and Florida.
Source: BioKids Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Fawn Darner - Boyeria vinosa profile  North America New Hampshire Species
Unlike most dragonfly species, the fawn darner prefers low light and can often be seen at dusk.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Fawn Darner - Boyeria vinosa profile Photos  North America New Hampshire Species
The fawn darner is found near forested streams.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Friendly Hawker - Zosteraeschna minuscula Photos  Least Concern Africa
The friendly hawker is found in Namibia and South Africa.
Source: Warwick Tarboton Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Giant Darner - Anax walsinghami profile Photos North America
The giant darner is found in the southwestern U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Green Hawker - Aeshna viridis profile Photos  Least Concern Asia Europe
The green hawker is found in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
Source: Dragonfly Pix Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green-eyed Hawker - Aeshna isoceles profile Photos  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The green-eyed hawker is found in Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green-striped Darner - Aeshna verticalis Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The green-striped darner is found in the northeastern U.S. and southern Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, Canada.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hairy Hawker - Brachytron pratense profile Photos Europe
The hairy hawker is found in Europe. It is also known as the hairy dragonfly.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Harlequin Darner - Gomphaeschna furcillata profile Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The harlequin darner is found in the eastern U.S. from Ontario south to Florida and west to Texas and Wisconsin.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Hawaiian Darner - Anax strenuus Photos North America
The Hawaiian darner is found in high elevations in Hawaii.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Hawaian Darner - Anax strenuus profile Photos North America
The Hawaian darner is also known as the Pinao in Hawaii. It is the largest dragonfly found in the United States.
Source: Bishop Museum Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Lake Darner - Aeshna eremita Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The lake darner is found from Alaska across Canada and the northern U.S.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Lake Darner - Aeshna eremita profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The lake darner is has a black body with blue stripes.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lake Darner - Aeshna eremita profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The lake darner is found in the northern United States and across Canada. It is also found in Alaska.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta profile Photos North America
The lance-tipped darner is found from southern Canada southward to northern Arkansas and New Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central-Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Lance-tipped Darner - Aeshna constricta profile Photos North America South America
The lance-tipped darner is found near ponds, marshes, and lakes.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lesser Emperor - Anax parthenope Photos Video  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The lesser emperor is found in southern Europe, northern Africa, and Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Lesser Green Emperor - Anax guttatus Least Concern Asia Australia
The lesser green emperor is found in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
Source: Africa Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Little Duskhawker - Gynacantha manderica Video   Least Concern Africa
The little duskhawker is found in Benin, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Warwick Tarboton Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Magnificent Emperor - Anax immaculifrons Photos  Least Concern Asia Europe
The magnificent emperor is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Source: Asia Dragonfly Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Malachite Darner - Remartinia luteipennis Photos  Least Concern North America South America
The malachite darner is found from Mexico to northern Argentina. It is also found in Arizona in the U.S.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Migrant Hawker  - Aeshna mixta profile Photos  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The migrant hawker is found from Europe to the north of Asia and eastwards to Japan.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mottled Darner - Aeshna clepsydra Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The mottled darner is found in Canada and in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Multi-spotted Darner - Austroaeschna multipunctata Photos  Least Concern Australia
The multi-spotted darner is found in Australia.
Source: South Australia Birding Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The ocellated darner is found in the eastern U.S. and Canada.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ochre-tipped Darner - Austroaeschna weiskei Photos  Least Concern Australia
The ochre-tipped darner is found in Australia.
Source: South Australia Birding Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Orange Emperor - Anax speratus Photos  Least Concern Africa
The orange emperor is found in Angola, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Warwick Tarboton Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Paddle-tailed Darner - Aeshna palmata profile Photos Least Concern North America
The paddle-tailed darner is found in western North America from Alaska south and west to Nebraska and New Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Persephone's Darner - Aeshna persephone profile Photos  Least Concern North America
Persephone's darner is found in the Southwestern U.S. in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. It is also found in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Phantom Darner  - Triacanthagyna trifida Photos  Least Concern North America
In the U.S. the phantom darner is found in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. It is also found in the Caribbean.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Regal Darner - Coryphaeschna ingens profile Photos  Least Concern North America
The regal darner is found in the southeastern U.S., Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Riffle Darner - Oplonaeschna armata profile Photos North America
The riffle darner is found in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. It is also found in Mexico south to Guatemala.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Sedge Darner - Aeshna juncea profile Photos Asia Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The sedge darner is found throughout Canada and the northern U.S. It is also found in Europe and Asia.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Shadow Darner - Aeshna umbrosa profile Photos  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The shadow darner is found throughout much of North America and Canada.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Siberian Hawker - Aeshna crenata profile Photos   Least Concern
The Siberian hawker is found in Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia.
Source: Dragonfly Pix Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea profile Photos Least Concern Africa Europe
The southern hawker is found in central and southern Europe and parts of northern Africa. It is also known as the blue hawker.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Southern Migrant Hawker  - Aeshna affinis profile Photos   Least Concern  Africa Asia Europe
The southern migrant hawker is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spatterdock Darner - Rhionaeschna mutata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spatterdock darner is found in the northeastern United States and southern Ontario, Canada.
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Spatterdock Darner - Rhionaeschna mutata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spatterdock darner has bright sky-blue eyes.
Source: NY Natural Heritage Program Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Springtime Darner - Basiaeschna janata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The springtime darner is found in the eastern U.S. and Canada west to Oklahoma and Texas.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Subarctic Darner - Aeshna subarctica profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The subarctic darner is found from Alaska, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland south to Oregon, Montana, Wisconsin, and New York. It is also found in Europe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Swamp Darner - Epiaeschna heros profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The swamp darner is found in the eastern U.S. and Canada west to central Oklahoma and Texas.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Taper-tailed Darner - Gomphaeschna antilope profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The taper-tailed darner is found from New Hampshire south to Florida and west to Louisiana.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Turquoise-tipped Darner - Rhionaeschna psilus profile Photos North America South America
The turquoise-tipped darner is found from southern Texas and southeastern Arizona south through Mexico to Ecuador and Peru.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Twilight Darner - Gynacantha nervosa Photos  Least Concern North America South America
The twilight darner is found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma in the U.S. It is also found in Mexico south through Central America and South America and in the West Indies.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Vagrant Emperor - Anax ephippiger Photos  Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The vagrant emperor is found in Africa, southern Europe, central and south Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Variable Darner - Aeshna interrupta Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The variable darner is found from Alaska east to Newfoundland and south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, and New Hampshire.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural Science Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Western Spectre - Boyeria irene profile Photos Europe
The western spectre is found in southern Europe.
Source: Dragonfly Pix Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Wide-faced Darner  - Dendroaeschna conspersa Photos  Least Concern Australia
The wide-faced darner is found in Australia.
Source: Australian Dragonflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Zigzag Darner - Aeshna sitchensis Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The zigzag darner is found from Alaska east to the Hudson Bay and south to Washington and New Hampshire.
Source: Odonata Central- Texas Natural S cience Center Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Zigzag Darner - Aeshna sitchensis Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The zigzag darner is found in high elevation sedge marshes near lakes and streams.
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