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Giant Darner Anax walsinghami

Photographed on Cienega Creek, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio county, Texas on August 22, 2013:

Photographed at Sitting Bull Falls, NM, on August 31, 2010:-

a male:

a female:

Photographed in the Big Bend Ranch State Natural Area in Presidio County, Texas on September 05 2004:

On June 02 2005 I was privileged to visit the Murphy's delightful ranch in westernmost Travis County, Texas, where the headwaters of Little Bee Creek dribble out of the limestone and form a very special odonata habitat of rocky trickles and deep, clear, reed-edged pools with wooded edges. Greg Lasley took me there with Dennis Paulson to witness a very special event: Giant Darner Anax walsinghami and Comet Darner Anax longipes flying together!
For Giant Darner this is the only record east of the Pecos River in west Texas, and a significant range extension:

For Comet Darner this location is almost at the western (known) limit. Thus to see these two magnificent Darners flying together is unprecedented (Greg first found them both here in the Summer of 2004.): - here are two rather poor pics, but they may be unique, showing these two striking dragons together: