04: The Adult Dragonfly

Publication Year:
2010
Usage 60
Abstract Views 52
Downloads 8
Repository URL:
https://vc.bridgew.edu/gorga_odonates/4
Author(s):
Gorga, Frank
Tags:
Odonates; dragonflies; damselflies; photography; odonate lifecycle; nature photography; Entomology
image description
This is an adult male blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) perched, while actively hunting, on vegetation in the shallows of a lake is a typical dragonfly. Note the relatively large body (thorax) and tail (abdomen) and the out-stretched wings that typify a dragonfly.