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 Progomphus obscurus.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Daytime: Typically seen during daylight / daytime hours.
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Common Sanddragon has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
large   flying   transparent   wings   eyes   abdomen   agile   fast   water   summer   daytime   yellow   brown   black   green
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 Sanddragon. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
1.69 inches (43 mm)
2.80 inches (71 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Common Sanddragon. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Common Sanddragon can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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