Tag Archives: Dragonfly

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella I stumbled upon Noppadol Paothong this morning at the PGT. He was taking butterfly pictures for the Missouri Department of Conservation. As we were talking he pointed out this specacular dragonfly, the Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Noppadol is a … Continue reading

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Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant, Celithemis eponina   I found this spectacular dragonfly at the edge of the 5-acre Prairie this afternoon. Halloween Pennants have always been my favorite dragonfly. I love the “Halloween” colors.

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Blue Dasher on a Lily Bud

Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis   Pointing the abdomen strait up like this is called obelisking. Dragonflies do that on hot days like today. The raised abdomen reduces the surface area so there is less solar gain. I took this picture this … Continue reading

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Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis These are ferocious dragonflies, attacking even each other. I found this female in a draw in the middle of the prairie today.

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Blue Dasher

There are wonderful details to be seen when you get up close with a dragonfly face-to-face. This is a Blue Dasher that I photographed yesterday around one of our ponds.Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis There are wonderful details to be seen when … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Sex!

Arrowhead Spiketail, Cordulegaster obliqua I found this attractive couple mating near our house last week. They are in the “wheel” formation which is typical for dragonflies. I’m told by Paul McKenzie that I was lucky to find these Arrowhead Spiketails; they … Continue reading

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Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher It’s amazing what you can find by a small lake if you slow down, poke your head around in the plants and take a careful look. That’s how I found this female Blue Dasher Dragonfly on a walk … Continue reading

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Unicorn Clubtail

Unicorn 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 … Continue reading

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