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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis

Description:

These two would chase each other for a while then land on the exact same spot multiple times. Do i have two different spottings here?

Notes:

Taken at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

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6 Comments

FelixO
FelixO 7 years ago

i welcome any leads :)
i thought it was amusing how they were hanging out together

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

I am no expert by any means, just found it while looking through a site for dragonflies of the Rio Grande Valley, and looked like it matched more so than others. But I know very little about dragonflies. It is very pretty, whatever it is!

FelixO
FelixO 7 years ago

red-tailed pennant didn't even cross my mind. i was considering mexican scarlet tail, arch tipped glider, vermilion saddlebags, or claret pond hawk. Thanks. I'll definitely need to make a new spotting for it.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
FelixO
FelixO 7 years ago

Update: i just identified one as a Blue Dasher. can someone help me with the one in the back?

FelixO
FelixO 7 years ago

Ok. I'm a bit confused about these two. They would chase each other for a while then land on the exact same spot multiple times. Do i have two different spottings here?

FelixO
Spotted by
FelixO

San Juan, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2015
Submitted on Aug 6, 2015

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