Species Details

Aeshna interrupta

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Common NameVariable Darner SeasonalityJune to October in British Columbia (Paulson, 2009). IdentificationHalf blue and half yellow stripes on lateral sides of thorax narrow or broken into spots as the scientific name suggests (see lateral image).Most other congeneric species (e.g. A. eremita and A. juncea) have more prominent and unbroken thoracic stripes (Paulson, 2009).

Scientific Name Aeshna interrupta Common Name Variable Darner Seasonality June to October in British Columbia (Paulson, 2009). Identification
Half blue and half yellow stripes on lateral sides of thorax narrow or broken into spots as the scientific name suggests (see lateral image).Most other congeneric species (e.g. A. eremita and A. juncea) have more…
Half blue and half yellow stripes on lateral sides of thorax narrow or broken into spots as the scientific name suggests (see lateral image).Most other congeneric species (e.g. A. eremita and A. juncea) have more prominent and unbroken thoracic stripes (Paulson, 2009).
Life History
Females oviposit on floating vegetation. Nymphs are aquatic predators among vegetation. Adults are terrestrial and hunt insects in flight (Cannings, 2002). Adults are capable of migrating in large numbers across long…
Females oviposit on floating vegetation. Nymphs are aquatic predators among vegetation. Adults are terrestrial and hunt insects in flight (Cannings, 2002). Adults are capable of migrating in large numbers across long distances (Catling and Kostiuk, 2008).
Conservation Common (Paulson, 2009). Diet Info Both adults and nymphs are predatory (Cannings, 2002). Range Spans southern Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland. Found as far south as Minnesota and New Jersey (Paulson, 2009).
Aeshna interrupta
Aeshna interrupta

Citation

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"Aeshna interrupta, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-22096. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Odonata Suborder Anisoptera Family Aeshnidae Genus Aeshna Species Aeshna interrupta
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Authorship

Name Chen, R.
Role species page author
Date 2013

References

Specimen Information

There are 8 specimens of this Species.

8 results plotted on map in 5 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

IN902 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-07-05

IN903 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-07-21

IN904 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cold Lake (Undet.) Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-22

IN3359 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Coffey Lake Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1976-06-20

IN3360 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Muskeg River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1977-05-05

IN3361 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Muskeg River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1977-06-16

IN3362 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Muskeg River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1977-06-29

IN3363 - Aeshna interrupta

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Steepbank River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1977-07-22