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Spread-wing Damselfly



A blue-green, spread-wing damselfly of some kind


Near the woods on a mowed trail with marsh on the right and woods on the left, within a city block of a fresh water lake (Lake Emma) Like Pond Damselflies I typically don't see them until they fly into the air off the mowed grass or foliage surrounding it


I love spread-wings in all their various colors. They seem to be far less numerous than Pond Damselflies although, when I see a dragonfly or robber fly eating a Damselfly, its typically the smaller Pond Damselfly being consumed.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2014

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