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Update November 21, 2014 : Added another ovipositing female at the bottom:

Update June 5, 2011
: Added an ovipositing female at the bottom:

Update November 02, 2008: Added a male from the Lower Rio Grande Valley at the bottom of the page:

Update May 04, 2007: Added a female in flight at the bottom of the page:

This male Regal Darner Coryphaeschna ingens was found by Bill Edwards and Martin Reid, and photographed by the latter at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, northwestern Tarrant County, Texas on June 21, 2003; This is a first County record, and I think a first Regional record and significant range extention from the Coastal Plain counties of Texas. While I feel the photos confirm the identification, this is such a siginificant record that I'd appreciate any feedback, thank you. Note that we saw at least two other large darners in the same section of woods next to swampy lake edge (just east of the Lotus Boardwalk for those who know the site) - these were only seen in flight and not identified to species, but were either this taxon or Swamp Darner Epiaeschna heros (which is a scarce resident in the county):
This first shot is turned c.70 degrees to the left, to better-fit the screen:-

This shot is c.20 degrees to the right of natural:-

The following shots were at the natural angle of view:-

A male from Harris County, April 2007:

A male from San Jacinto County in April 2007:

A female from Newton county, May 03, 2007:

Update November 02, 2008: A male from 4 miles east of Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo county on the morning of October 31, 2008 - this individual was less than 30 yards from the Rio Grande and Mexico...:

Update June 5, 2011 : This ovipositing female was one of two at the woodland pond on CR 009, far northwestern Jasper county, Texas on June 02, 2011:

Update November 21, 2014 : This ovipositing female was Sheldon Lake, Harris county, Texas in July, 2014: