The Cyrano Darner is named for Cyrano de Bergerac, a literary character with a large nose. The Cyrano Darner is a stout Darner whose prominent frons are unique among darners in North America. They usually have an earlier flight season than most other species of darners.
Hunts by gleaning prey from vegetation instead of catching it in flight like other darners. Will catch prey, including smaller dragonflies and take them to a perch to feed. Because of this unique hunting style they are not usually found in feeding swarms like other species. May forage until dusk.
Forested swamp, lakes, ponds and slow moving streams. Usually border by bushes and trees
Females lay eggs by themselves in rotting wood and submerged logs below and above the water. Can lay eggs almost a foot above the water line
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