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