Shadow Darner - Aeshna umbrosa
The Shadow Darners appear in full force around here in late summer. Their camouflage works well with the dry and dying vegetation. Darners have such long bodies that they must hang vertically at rest. They will pick a spot low on the stems of plants to sun themselves on cool mornings. Knowing that allowed me to find and sneak up on this one.
Shadow DarnerAeshna umbrosa