DistributionMales and females of the blue dasher dragonfly's are very different. Males are more conspicuous where the females are more elusive so really the population size really depends.
BehaviorAs the blue dasher ages, the wings will wear and tear. Females will lay eggs in the aquatic vegetation. Their life span is usually year
HabitatThey are found by ponds, lakes, marshes, and bogs. They can also be found in almost aywhere when there is still water. Larvae are very tolerant of wetlands with poor water quality and low dissolved-oxygen levels."The naiads live in submerged vegetation. They do not actively pursue prey but wait for it to pass by, a strategy which affords them protection from other predators. The naiads of this species can tolerate water with low oxygen content. This is used by biologists in Florida who interpret their presence as a possible indicator of low water quality. Naiads emerge as adults at night. Adults generally fly from late June to October. Hunting occurs from perches on twigs and rocks. This is the only member of this genus." http://imnh.isu.edu/DIGITALATLAS/bio/insects/drgnfly/libefam/palo/palo.htm
ReproductionAfter a males and a female mate, the female flies singly, without the male attached, to lay her eggs by dipping the tip of her abdomen in the water while hovering above its surface.
FoodThese dragonflies primarily eat tiny flying insects.They will eat just about anything, but their favorite meals are ''mosquito larvae''. The meals change when they hatch into adults, but the insatiable appetite does not.
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