October 10, 2014

Lake Darner

This dragonfly landed on the baby's blanket while we were at the park. The mosaic-like patterns on its body are amazing.

photo taken August 2014

Common Name: Lake Darner
Scientific Name: Aeshna eremita
     Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
          Phylum: Anthropoda (Anthropods)
               Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods)
                    Class: Insecta (Insects)
                         Order: Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
                              Suborder: Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
                                   Family: Aeshnidae (Darners)
                                        Genus: Aeshna (Mosaic Darners)
                                             Species: eremita (Lake Darner)

photo taken August 2014

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