Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue Dasher: Up Close And Personal

On our recent visit to Allen Pond in the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Jasper County, Georgia, we encountered a male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) clasping a dead stem. It really liked this stem and didn’t fly off when we approached.

The Blue Dasher in question
Close-ups of the head and thorax. In fact, it let me lean over it and take a couple of macro shots. It was too good an opportunity to pass up. This was a rare opportunity.
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Identification resources:
- Dragonflies of Georgia: Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

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

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