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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis


Medium sized dragonfly (1 1/8 to 1 3/4 inches). The male is powdery blue with a white face. This distinguishes it from the similarly marked, and green-faced Western Pondhawk. Coloration is different by region, and so images for a specific region should be followed for identification.


Males are highly territorial, and choose prominent resting points, often on bent stems over water. They prefer still water.


These images were shot at Eldorado Park in Long Beach, CA.

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Hema Shah 9 years ago

great capture!

catgrin 9 years ago

I'm happy you guys like him! He was such a willing model. I only shoot in nature and I don't use canned air. I love that it almost looks like he's got a puppy nose and a grin :)

indianature 9 years ago

Hellowe there handsome fella!
Love the way he stares!

Atul 9 years ago

lovely capture!

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Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2012
Submitted on Jun 28, 2012


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