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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis Stout, mostly blue dragonfly. Thorax has pale yellowish-green sides with three brown stripes. Face is mostly white. Wings are clear to slightly smoky.<br />
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I spotted this dragonfly on its perch next to a pond. I got within a foot of it, yet it did not budge - totally unwilling to give up its favorite, special spot.<br />
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 I spotted this dragonfly on its perch next to a pond. I got within a foot of it, yet it did not budge - totally unwilling to give up its favorite, special spot. <br />
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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis

Stout, mostly blue dragonfly. Thorax has pale yellowish-green sides with three brown stripes. Face is mostly white. Wings are clear to slightly smoky.

I spotted this dragonfly on its perch next to a pond. I got within a foot of it, yet it did not budge - totally unwilling to give up its favorite, special spot.

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis Stout, mostly blue dragonfly. Thorax has pale yellowish-green sides with three brown stripes. Face is mostly white. Wings are clear to slightly smoky.<br />
<br />
 I spotted this dragonfly on its perch next to a pond. I got within a foot of it, yet it did not budge - totally unwilling to give up its favorite, special spot. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62820/blue_dasher_-_pachydiplax_longipennis.html Blue dasher,Geotagged,Pachydiplax longipennis,Summer,United States,dragonfly

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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 Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018. Captured Jul 11, 2018 10:04 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm