Aeshna umbrosa

Common Names: Shadow darner
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Dragonflies

The base is brownish black in color. Greenish crescent-shaped spots are at the top of the thorax. The sides of the thorax are marked with two yellowish to yellowish green diagonal stripes. Its abdomen is marked with bluish green spots. The male shadow darner has paddle-shaped anal appendages.

The shadow darner patrols along small marshy streams. Its often found feeding along woodland edges or even in deep shadow in full forest. Shadow darners can also be found near ditches, slow streams, and ponds.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.