The Swamp Darner is one of the largest dragonflies in North America. They are predominantly dark brown with green stripes on the thorax and abdomen and blue eyes. They often are found in large swarms feeding on flying insects at dusk
Males do not seem to patrol or defend territories. Often seen in swarms at dusk feeding on flying insects. Strong flier that can be found flying anywhere from near to the ground to above tree level
Swamps, slow heavily wooded streams and ponds
Mating often occurs away from the water. Females lay eggs in mud or dead wood sometimes well above the water line
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