Common Green Darner - Anax junius (Drury, 1770)

Range & Habitat:

Common and ubiquitous, it forms swarms in migration. There are two populations, one early and migratory, the other found in mid-season.

Breeds in small ponds, lakes and other still water, but often seen far from water.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 13 March
Late Date: 26 December

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.


It's big and green. The adult males have blue abdomens, while the young and females have dull reddish abdomens which cause people to panic and try to turn them into Comet Darners.


Conservation Status: