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Blue Dasher dragonflies (mating pair)

Pachydiplax longipennis


A mating pair of Blue Dasher dragonflies spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair is shown "in wheel" in all photos. All dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen: male dragonfly secondary genitalia are located in segments two and three (2 and 3); female genitalia in segment eight (8). Therefore, the male dragonfly is on top; the female is on the bottom.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

great spotting!

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 9 years ago

Amazing camera work!

Geodialist 9 years ago

Thanks to all for your kind words!

Wow, stunning series!

Louisa 9 years ago

Nice spotting W. and great photos!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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