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Blue-eyed Darner

Rhionaeschna multicolor


Rhionaeschna multicolor photo © by Robert Witzeman

The is digital image of this dragonfly was captured by Robert Witzeman at .

Aeshnidae -- Darner Dragonfly Family

Blue-eyed Darners are found in the Sonoran Desert where there are ponds or catchments of water especially at wastewater treatment facilities. Both the adults and the immature larvae are important predators of midges and mosquitoes. The larvae, like all odonates, are aquatic. This species ranges across the western United States south into Central America.

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