Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Fawn Darner is a small eastern species which is overall brown with large yellow spots on the thorax and rows of smaller yellow spots on the abdomen. The eyes are green and the wings have brown spots close to the body. The female looks similar to the male. They are most active in the late afternoon and evening and prefer shade. Their flight is jerky and erratic and they often fly only a few inches above the surface of the water.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 60-71 mm (2.4-2.8 in)
Habitat: clear shady streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, NE, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: mid July to mid August
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