Friday, August 7, 2009

Dragonfly: Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

I found this male Blue Dasher flying around in a wildflower patch near the house. He settled on this dead stem for a couple of minutes and then flew off.

This female was monopolizing the butterfly bush a day or so later. It was windy so she was moving her wings to keep balance. Although she was nervous and flew off a few times, she flew back and settled on this same branch. I was able to pull the branch closer to me to take a few close-up photos.

Identification resources:

- Dragonflies of Georgia: Blue Dasher (
Pachydiplax longipennis)
- BugGuide: Blue Dasher (
Pachydiplax longipennis) [male] [female]
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