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Blue Dasher - male (In flight)  Blue Dasher,Pachydiplax longipennis Click/tap to enlarge

Blue Dasher - male (In flight)

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The blue dasher is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States and Canada.

Mature males develop a bluish-white pruinescence on the back of the abdomen and, in western individuals, on the thorax. They display this pruinescence to other males as a threat while defending territories at the edge of the water.

Although the species name ''longipennis'' means "long wings", the wings are not substantially longer than those of related species... more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by DannyLong
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Uploaded Jun 4, 2014. Captured Jun 3, 2014 09:41.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/2.8
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO160
  • 200mm