Shadow Darner

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; UMDCF - University of Maryland Central Farm. 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.


Shadow Darner
Aeshna umbrosa umbrosa
2.7-3.1" E-Aug — M-Nov
Uncommon.
Habitat: Shaded edges of forests; woodland trails. Variety of pond and stream habitats. Hunts forest edges, dirt roads, clearings. In summer feeds over roads about dusk. When overcast, feeds early morning, mid-late afternoon or evening. Late in season flies during sunny periods.
Shadow Darner (M)

Male
September 19, 2015
Rockburn Branch Park
Bonnie Ott

Shadow Darner (M)

Male
September 19, 2015
Rockburn Branch Park
Richard Orr

Shadow Darner (M appendages)

Male (thorax)
September 14, 2002
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Shadow Darner (M thorax)

Male (appendages)
September 14, 2002
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Shadow Darner (F)

Female
October 6, 2013
Font Hill Wetland Park
Bonnie Ott