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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis


Powder blue male dragonfly with green eyes and clear wings. It is a very pale yellow under the thorax and abdomen. The males have this color pattern where females are yellow and black striped. It rested on a twig or plant near the water then flew off when hunting nearby insects. It usually returned to the same twig or plant.


Chaparral near a pond. This is a very common species that is found in most of the continental US, Canada and Mexico.

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1 Comment

LaurenZarate a year ago

Wow Cindy, that is beautiful!

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on Aug 12, 2018
Submitted on Aug 13, 2018

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