Unicorn Clubtail

Arigomphus villosipesUnicorn Clubtail, Arigomphus villosipes

I like naming plants and animals. I believe that by knowing something you see more. To be able to name it means you have an awareness that helps you to see differences and similarities.

Yesterday I photographed a dragonfly and despite spending time with my books for identification I could not name it. So I asked an expert. That expert wasn’t sure either so they consulted with a few others until it was positively identified as a Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes). Usually naming is not so hard!

But what a beautiful animal!

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