Paddle-tailed Darner, Aeshna palmata


These are pictures taken on August 18, 2002 of a Paddle-tailed Darner which we found floating, nearly drowned in Mosquito Lake
(not as bad a place as the name implied) in Alpine County, CA. We rescued it and placed it in a fir tree.
He eventually warmed up and flew off.

Note the greenish face and stripes; shape of appendages



Note the many blue spots and also that many are fused


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