Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
This is a large, brownish-orange dragonfly with heavily marked wings. The male's thorax is entirely orange, and the female is a duller orange. The wings are marked with dark dots, especially along the leading edges and the bases of the wings. As with other shadowdragons, this species flies at dusk, but it can also be found at dawn and during the day, especially on cloudy days.
Orange Shadowdragon. Photo courtesy of Terry Hibbitts.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 48-52mm (1.9-2.1 in)
Habitat: slow moving rivers, marshy areas
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO
Flight season: July - ?
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