Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Shadow Darner male has paddle (wedge) shaped appendages. This species has straight thoracic stripes with a small backwards projection, giving them a 'walking cane' appearance. It also has no face stripes and very small blue abdominal spots. It flies late in the afternoon into the evening and prefers shade. Females usually have green markings on the thorax and abdomen.
Shadow Darner male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 68-78 mm (2.7-3.1 in)
Habitat: shaded ponds and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: mid July to early October
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