Species Details

Aeshna juncea

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Common NameRush Darner SeasonalityJune to September in British Columbia (Paulson, 2009). IdentificationBlue and yellow stripes on lateral sides thorax are straight and broad (Figure 2). Similar in appearance to Subarctic Darners(A. subarctica) but differnt by having straight thoracic stripes (instead of slightly notched). Also somewhat similar to Variable Darners (A. interrupta) but different by having broader thoracic stripes. They are easily differentiated from other congeneric species by their thoracic stripe pattern (Paulson, 2009).

Scientific Name Aeshna juncea Common Name Rush Darner Seasonality June to September in British Columbia (Paulson, 2009). Identification
Blue and yellow stripes on lateral sides thorax are straight and broad (Figure 2). Similar in appearance to Subarctic Darners(A. subarctica) but differnt by having straight thoracic stripes (instead of slightly…
Blue and yellow stripes on lateral sides thorax are straight and broad (Figure 2). Similar in appearance to Subarctic Darners(A. subarctica) but differnt by having straight thoracic stripes (instead of slightly notched). Also somewhat similar to Variable Darners (A. interrupta) but different by having broader thoracic stripes. They are easily differentiated from other congeneric species by their thoracic stripe pattern (Paulson, 2009).
Life History Females oviposit on floating vegetation. Nymphs are aquatic predators among vegetation and are mainly found in acidic waters. Adults are terrestrial and hunt insects in flight (Cannings, 2002). Conservation Common (Cannings, 2002). Diet Info Both adults and nymphs are predatory (Cannings, 2002). Range Circumpolar in boreal regions around the world (Hutchings and Halstead, 2011).
Aeshna juncea
Aeshna juncea

Citation

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"Aeshna juncea, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-24208. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Odonata Suborder Anisoptera Family Aeshnidae Genus Aeshna Species Aeshna juncea
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Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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Authorship

Name Chen, R.
Role species page author
Date 2013

References

Specimen Information

There are 5 specimens of this Species.

5 results plotted on map in 2 markers.
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IN905 - Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cynthia Collected ByBaker, R. L.

IN906 - Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cynthia Collected ByBaker, R. L.

IN1538 - Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cynthia Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-07-25

IN1539 - Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cynthia Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-27

IN1540 - Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bigoray River Collected ByBaker, R. L.