Paddle-tailed Darner (two photos)
Aeshna palmata

darner
Paddle-tailed Darner doing a helicopter imitation at Jordanelle wetlands. © Carol Davis, 8-27-2009

Paddle-tailed Darner
A hovering male Paddle-tailed Darner guarding the marshes below Jordanelle
Dam in Wasatch County, Utah.  This guy was very aggressive in chasing
off any intruders entering his feeding territory.  Notice the paddle-like
appendages at the very tail-end (hence the name). © Carol Davis, 9-1-06

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