Paddle-tailed darner

Paddle-tailed darner

Paddle-tailed darner posing on clothespin.

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Order:
Odonata

Family:
Aeshnidae

Genus:
Aeshna

Species:
A. palmata

Binomial name

Aeshna palmata
Hagen, 1856

Paddle-tailed darner (Aeshna palmata) is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. It is common throughout western Canada and United States.[2][3] 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.[4] Aeshna palmata was scientifically described for the first time in 1856 by Hermann Hagen.
References[edit]

^ 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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