Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Blue Dasher, July 16, 2019

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B is for the Blue Dasher Dragonfly

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 6, 2019
The Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, is a dragonfly of the Skimmer family that is common in many parts of North America. I saw this one perched on a car antenna in a grocery store parking lot.

They are beneficial insects, eating hundreds of smaller insects, including mosquitos, every day. Though his wings were tattered, he was still able to fly about quite well to catch his food in mid-air.

Have a wonderful day!

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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful dragonfly captures! The second photo is my favorite, the wings are lovely. Wishing you a happy day!

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  2. These are great catches, Lea!

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  3. great captures. I haven't seen very many Dragonflies this year. I like them
    MB

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  4. I love seeing these around our farm. My grandmother called them snake doctors.

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  5. I love dragonflies. I used to catch them when I was young.

    My ABC Wednesday

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  6. What a luck you had to catch this… that it sat long enough for you to capture it

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)
    https://melodyk.nl/25-B

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  7. Stunning shots. In the top one, it looks like a helicopter descending onto its landing pad. :-)

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  8. Cool creature!
    My post: https://www.rogerogreen.com/2019/07/16/bc-british-columbia-before-christ/

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