Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The California Darner is small (for a darner) and flies earlier in the year than most other Nebraska darners. It is uncommon in the state and has only been found in the northwest corner of Nebraska. The face has a black cross line and the eyes are bright blue. The thorax has small frontal spots and the thoracic stripes are straight and narrow. The claspers are of the simple type. Females may have blue markings, similar to the male, or green markings.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 57-61 mm (2.2-2.5 in)
Habitat: ponds, lakes and marshes
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, CO, WY, MT
Flight season: late May to mid June
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