Comet darner

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Comet darner
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Anax
Species: A. longipes
Binomial name
Anax longipes
Hagen, 1861

The comet darner (Anax longipes) is a common species of dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae.


The comet darner is a large dragonfly and has a green thorax and bright red abdomen. Females have a brownish abdomen patterned with blue spots.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Comet darners are found in shallow lakes and ponds which tend to have extensive beds and grasses and lack fish. They are found along the eastern United States from Missouri, Michigan, New England and some even further north.[3]

Endangered status[edit]

Its endangered status is of least concern.[4]


  1. ^ Paulson, D. R. (2009). "Anax longipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T164953A5945207. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T164953A5945207.en. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Comet Darner: Anax longipes Hagen, 1861
  3. ^ Paulson, Dennis (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. p.233.
  4. ^ Anax longipes, IUCN Redlist