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Anax junius (green darner)

Synonyms: Anax spiniferus

Wikipedia Abstract

The green darner is one of the largest extant dragonflies: males grow to 76 mm (3.0 in) in length with a wingspan of up to 80 mm (3.1 in). Females oviposit in aquatic vegetation, eggs laid beneath the water surface. Nymphs (naiads) are aquatic carnivores, feeding on insects, tadpoles and small fish. Adult darners catch insects on the wing, including ant royalty, moths, mosquitoes and flies. \n* Mating, wheel position \n* Egg-laying \n* Female \n* Uncommon blue form female, Ottawa, Canada
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Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Western Michigan University's Asylum Lake Preserve 274 Michigan, United States


Emblem of


Prey / Diet

Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)[2]
Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[2]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[2]
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)[2]
Calopteryx maculata (Ebony jewelwing)[2]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[2]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[2]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[2]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[2]
Etheostoma olmstedi (Tessellated darter)[2]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[2]
Hyalella azteca (Scud)[2]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[2]
Libellula lydia (Common whitetail)[2]
Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (Aquatic worm)[2]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[2]
Macrobdella decora (Freshwater leech)[2]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[2]
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)[2]
Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)[3]
Papilio glaucus (Eastern tiger swallowtail)[2]
Papilio polyxenes (Eastern black swallowtail)[2]
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)[2]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[2]
Procotyla fluviatilis (Flatworm)[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[2]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[2]
Tuberolachnus salignus[2]
Vespula maculifrons (eastern yellowjacket)[2]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[2]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[2]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[2]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[2]
Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)[2]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[2]
Calopteryx maculata (Ebony jewelwing)[2]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[2]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[2]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[2]
Egretta thula (Snowy Egret)[3]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[2]
Etheostoma olmstedi (Tessellated darter)[2]
Falco sparverius (American Kestrel)[3]
Hypentelium nigricans (Northern hog sucker)[2]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[2]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[2]
Megaceryle alcyon (Belted Kingfisher)[2]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[2]
Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner minnow)[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[2]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[2]
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Strawberry bass)[2]
Strix varia (Barred Owl)[2]


Carex stricta (upright sedge)[2]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[2]
Hydrilla verticillata (waterthyme)[2]
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red-cedar)[2]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[2]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[2]
Peltandra virginica (green arrow arum)[2]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[2]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[2]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[2]
Potamogeton lucens (long-leaf pondweed)[2]
Salix nigra (black willow)[2]
Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail)[2]
Scirpus cyperinus (Woolly Grass Bulrush)[2]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[2]
Utricularia macrorhiza (greater bladderwort)[2]
Zizania aquatica (annual wildrice)[2]


Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chippewa Nature Center
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake
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