Washington State Insect - Green Darner Dragonfly
Washington State Insect

Green Darner Dragonfly

The Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius), recognized as the official state insect of Washington, is a striking and ecologically significant species. Known for its vibrant emerald-green coloration and iridescent wings, this large dragonfly is a master of aerial agility, capable of rapid flight and impressive long-distance migrations. It plays a crucial role in controlling insect populations, including mosquitoes, by predating on them during its nymph and adult stages. As an indicator of clean freshwater habitats, the Green Darner Dragonfly symbolizes Washington's commitment to preserving its natural environment and sustaining biodiversity.

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