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Those Darn Darners 2
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More Darners.

Variable Darner
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I went to the same place 3 weeks in a row and found 3 different darners.  This is a Variable Darner Aeshna interrupta.  While looking this guy up in my book I came across the Spatterdock Darner.  The name got stuck in a loop in my head and stayed there all day!

Shadow Darner
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I found Shadow Darners Aeshna umbrosa in a few different areas.

Variable Darner
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A close up of his head, the color has been enhanced here but only slightly.

Shadow Darner
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Just to show you how jaded I've become, I caught a dragonfly the other day but it was only a Shadow Darner.  Only a Shadow Darner!  You should have seen how excited I was to catch the first one!  Next year I'm gonna catch one of those Spatterdock Darners... agghh there it is back in my head, Spatterdock....spatterdock   spatterdock...