Punk Rocker Dragonfly (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

Check out the “hairdo” on this massive common green darner nymph:

Common green darner, Anax junius, covered in algae

Common green darner, Anax junius, covered in algae

A coworker of mine found it during a pond program last week and I was thrilled to have a chance to bring it home to photograph.  It’s HUGE and really rocking that green hair – what’s not to love?


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16 thoughts on “Punk Rocker Dragonfly (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

    • I sadly lost track of him in the short time between when I realized he was about to molt and I took the tank he was in outside and I went back out with my camera. It crawled out onto my bushes at night and I couldn’t find it in the dark, but it was gone the next morning. No molting shots or adult shots of this one unfortunately!

    • I don’t see a whole lot of them with algae all over them like this, but it DOES happen periodically. This one was particularly huge and had more algae than most, so I thought he was impressive.

      • He / it certainly was! Looked like a prehistoric monster in fact. I think Jurassic Park could have hired you to help with how the special effect monsters could look :)

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