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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis


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 particularly long. Females do, however, have a short abdomen that makes the wings look longer in comparison.


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Liam 8 years ago

Thanks, Jillsy. This one didn't like me much, he kept repositioning so I could only see his backside. ;)

JillsyGirl 8 years ago

love it!

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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