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Springtime darner
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Basiaeschna
Sélys, 1883
Binomial name
Basiaeschna janata
(Say, 1840)

Basiaeschna janata, the springtime darner,[1] is a species of dragonfly in the monotypic genus Basiaeshna in the family Aeshnidae.[2] It is a small, bluish darner that flies early in the year.[1]


  1. ^ a b Giff Beaton (2007). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0-8203-2795-6. 
  2. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom & Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.