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Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
Like the name implies, the Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata) is usually found only in the spring. It occurs across much of the eastern United States as well as parts of southeastern Canada. The male in the top 2 shots shown here was found in the Davy Crockett National Forest, Houston Co., Texas, in March, 2008. These two shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens.
The next 3 images show a female Springtime Darner in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2009. These images were also taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 5 images show a teneral male Springtime Darner in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female Springtime Darner in the next two shots was ovipositing in some vegetation along Indian Creek, Jasper Co., Texas, in March, 2011. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Springtime Darner on the right was along the Caddo River, Mongtomery Co., Arkansas, in May, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2013
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
Kemps Biological Statiom,
near Woodruff, Oneida Co.,
Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.8401
-89.6783
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
female
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
4 March 2016
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
female
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
4 March 2016
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
male
Southeast Metro Park,
near Garfield,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2017