Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragonfly, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 10, 2017
The Common Whitetail Skimmer, Plathemis lydia, is a dragonfly seen across much of North America. This is a male; the female has a brown body and a different wing pattern. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes and other small flying insects.

Doesn't it cast a pretty shadow!

It knows how to use camouflage. If I had not seen it light there, I would have never noticed it.

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  1. ...I love its lacy wings.

  2. These are great shots of this beautiful insect!

  3. Hello, they are pretty dragonflies. The male is beautiful and has a neat pattern on it's wings. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Lovely, we have lots of them here too. Now i am reminded of some shots of them and they are of different colors. Next time i will post them.

  5. Beautiful and soon our Dragon and Damselflies should begin to show up. I think one buzzed by me yesterday and today it is too cold, they will be hiding, just like me ;)

  6. I've spent a lot of time trying to photograph these elusive insects, so I am envious of your excellent shots.

  7. Delightful photos of the dragonflies ~ they are elusive ~ but you captured them well ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

  8. You did a great job capturing this dragon fly. they are so hard to photograph!

  9. I always love seeing these, but haven't spotted one, yet. My grandmother always called these, "Snake Doctors".

  10. Quite the camouflage!
    Lovely shot, Lea.
    Have a Happy Day!!
    Peace :)


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