A week ago Terry Fuller found a Caribbean Darner on the Green Jay trail at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco. This is a species that was fist seen in the USA just a couple of years ago and this individual was the first to be reported this year. After five tries and close to 20 hours of effort I finally found it this morning on the Green Jay trail in the shady south part of the loop near the #3 interpretive post. What a beautiful bug!
Yesterday I spent some time looking for the Caribbean Darner in the south part of the park where John Yochum had seen it earlier. I struck out but got lucky to get great views of the Blue-faced Darner near the gate to the trailer park.
While doing loops around the Green Jay trail I saw several Bar-sided Darners.
Common Green Darners are....well....common. But they're still sharp looking bugs.