Blue-eyed Darner

Rhionaeschna multicolor


Rhionaeschna multicolor, Blue-eyed Darner dragonfly, photo © by Robert Witzeman

The image 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, including at wastewater treatment facilities. Both the adults and the immature larvae are important predators of midges and mosquitoes. The larvae, like all odonates (Dragonflies and Damselflies), are aquatic. This species ranges across the western United States south into Central America.

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 19 Feb. 2008,
updated 15 Feb. 2021.