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ursulav

Bug photos!

Allow me to pick the more insect-savvy readers' brains...



I'm a dragonfly! But what kind of dragonfly am I? 



I have been hanging out on the bee balm for days. Aren't my antennae fantastic?

IDs greatly appreciated!


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I actually have that species in my collection! It's Pachydiplax longipennis, aka the Blue Dasher. It's a female or a teneral male - based on the abdomen shape I'd lean toward female, theirs tend to be more flattened.

Thanks for the backup. Looks like I'm two for two! I was pretty sure I recognized it from photos I'd taken myself. Sheesh.Can't remember how old I am but I can remember a dragonfly I photographed two years ago....

Edited at 2010-05-27 03:10 am (UTC)

I stopped at Longipennis. *is twelve*

Uhhh, went there too. *tries to look abashed*

guh. Picture that species name coming up in a roomful of rednecks/bogans, learning pest control. Happened to me. I explained what it meant in a disgusted monotone.

That is awesome!

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