Caption: Green Darner dragonfly upper wing surface (Anax junius). The Green Darner is one of the fastest and biggest of the common dragonflies. Their habitat is usually near ponds and streams throughout most of North America. Adult preys on midges, mosquitoes, caddisflies and other flying insects. Naiad feeds on tadpoles, small fish and aquatic insects. Related to dragonflies are the damselflies. These have thin bodies and they do not have as strong a flight. A good way of telling them from dragonflies is to look at what they do with their wings when they land. Dragonflies hold their wings out flat as if in flight, damselflies hold their wings upright above their body, like butterflies.
Magnification*: x7
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 98228A,01.01.04,Anax junius,dragon fly,dragonflies,dragonfly,Green Darner,insect,insect wing,insects,invertebrate,invertebrates,wing vein,wing veins,SEM