Species - Aeshna juncea

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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Aeshna juncea

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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).

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection