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Shadow Darner - Aeshna umbrosa umbrosa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4S5

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Food Habits
Larvae feed on a wide variety of aquatic insects, such as mosquito larvae, other aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, and freshwater shrimp. They will also eat very small fish and tadpoles.
Adult- The dragonfly will eat almost any soft-bodied flying insect including mosquitoes, flies, small moths, mayflies, and flying ants or termites.

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Shadow Darner — Aeshna umbrosa umbrosa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from