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Harlequin Darner

Posted on May 15, 2015

I was very jealous of Twan once I saw this! He took a quick photo of a Harlequin Darner (Gomphaeschna furcillata) that was visiting his yard earlier this week, a beautiful, friendly and often interactive dragonfly species that can be found in the early spring in a variety of wooded, and of course wet, habitats. Harlequin Darners are known to land on you if you are standing in the woodlands, avoiding your net and then deciding your hat or the leg of your pants is a good place to hang out. They have landed on my head, my arm, my chest, my leg, my foot…and I want to have one find me soon!

Harlequin Darner May yard

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator