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I found this dragonfly larvae among some weeds at the edge of a large wetland managed for wildlife. I don't have a clue, however, as to the species. It is about 1 cm in length. I've been observing its behavior for the last couple of days and it does not move around a lot and doesn't appear to respond very much to movement. As a result, I don't think it is a darner, which tend to have relatively good eyesight and are active, stalking hunters, but that doesn't narrow the ID process by much. I'm guessing it is a skimmer (chaser). Any ID help would be appreciated.

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oxyjack 12 years ago

Very nice!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 12 years ago

When taking this photo, I thought it might be a pretty good one. But when I first saw it on the computer monitor, I just had to laugh. Thanks for the kind comments....

KarenL 12 years ago

Love it!

misako 12 years ago


alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Interesting, just waiting until he can take off into the blue sky!

Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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