How cool is this?!? For today’s Wildlife Wednesday from our friends at the Ohio Division of Wildlife, we are spotlighting one of our many dragonflies in the state – the swamp darner which is laying eggs in rotten wood in the photo here.
In overall dimensions, this is our biggest dragonfly, although dragonhunters are bulkier and probably slightly heavier. They are easily recognized in the field by their massive size, conspicuously long petal-like claspers, prominent green thorax stripes and narrow green rings circling the brownish abdomen. The eyes are blue. While most will be seen in shady wooded habitats, this species has a propensity for entering buildings to rest.
For the complete Dragonflies and Damselflies Field Guide, head to this link to download it today – https://ohiodnr.gov/…/Dragonflies%20and%20Damselflies…. Ohio Department of Education #WildOhio Your Wild Ohio – Explorer Your Wild Ohio Educator