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.
Distribution and habitat
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.
Its endangered status is of least concern.
- 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.
- Comet Darner: Anax longipes Hagen, 1861
- Paulson, Dennis (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. p.233.
- Anax longipes, IUCN Redlist
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