Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Paddle-tailed Darner is a western species with paddle shaped appendages and a black cross line on the face. It has straight thoracic stripes which are usually yellow below and blue or green above. The males have large blue abdominal spots. Females may be blue or greenish-yellow. May patrol until late evening.
Paddle-tailed Darner male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 65-75 mm (2.6-3.0 in)
Habitat: partly shaded lowland ponds and lakes
Great Plains Range: NE, NM, CO, WY, MT
Flight season: mid July to mid September
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