Comet Darner

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Comet Darner
Anax longipes
3.0-3.4" E-May — M-Aug
Uncommon
Habitat: Sometimes on ponds; borrow (sterile, shallow, gravel) pits/semi-permanent, usually grassy, ponds; ample shoreline vegetation of rushes, pickerelweed, etc. Larvae do not seem to compete well w/ other dragonflies or fish. Rarely seen at rest. Does not join feeding swarms.
Comet Darner (ovipositor)

Male
June 4, 2013
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Jim Wilkinson

Comet Darner (ovipositor)

Male
June 18, 2004
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Comet Darner (ovipositor)

Male
June 18, 2004
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Comet Darner (ovipositor)

Female (ovipositor)
August 18, 2001
Fulton Schools
Bob Solem

Comet Darner (exuviae)

Exuviae
June 1, 1999
Gateway Business Park
Jo Solem