Common Name: "Common Green Darner Dragonfly"
Scientific Name: Anax junius
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Anax junius.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Helpful: Known for its generally helpful-to-human qualities.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Common Green Darner Dragonfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
large   flying   agile   outdoors   garden   eyes   abdomen   six-legged   helpful   transparent   thin   slim   green   black   red   pink   maroon   blue   brown
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Common Green Darner Dragonfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
2.68 inches (68 mm)
3.15 inches (80 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Common Green Darner Dragonfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Common Green Darner Dragonfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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