Paddle-tailed darner posing on clothespin.
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Paddle-tailed darner (Aeshna palmata) is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. It is common throughout western Canada and United States. This species is named after its distinctive paddle-shaped appendages. It lives in many habitats, particularly lakes, ponds, and slow streams, usually with dense shore vegetation. Aeshna palmata was scientifically described for the first time in 1856 by Hermann Hagen.
^ Paulson, D. R. (2009). Aeshna palmata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2.
^ Dunkle, S.W., Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. New York:Oxford University Press, 2000.
^ Mead, Ken (2009). Dragonflies of the North Woods. 2nd edition. Duluth, MN:Kollath+Stensaas.
^ Paulson, Dennis (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400832942. p. 221
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