Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Smoky Shadowdragon is a medium-sized brown species with smoky gray or brownish wings and olive green eyes. The wings have short rows of small dark dots at the base and along the leading edge. The male has a projection on the inside of the middle leg which differentiates it from any other dragonfly. The female looks much like the male. They fly over water during the last hour before darkness.
Smoky Shadowdragon, Fontenelle Forest
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 45-53mm (1.8-2.1 in)
Habitat: large rivers
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, IA
Flight season: June
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