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Blue Dasher These are plentiful in my area in the summer, but they are hard to photograph because they don't usually pose like this but this one took a break just long enough for me to get this shot.   Blue dasher,Geotagged,Pachydiplax longipennis,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blue Dasher

These are plentiful in my area in the summer, but they are hard to photograph because they don't usually pose like this but this one took a break just long enough for me to get this shot.

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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 denniruz
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By denniruz

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Uploaded Feb 10, 2019. Captured Aug 26, 2018 16:37 in 2075 Luxuria Ct, Tucker, GA 30084, USA.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO200
  • 600mm