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Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Pachydiplax longipennis


A small blue dragonfly with a white face, a black tip to the abdomen, and a black-and-yellow-striped thorax. Both sexes have an amber patch at the base of each hindwing. Males develop a sky-blue (or Carolina-blue) abdomen when they approach maturity.


On a stick at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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gatorfellows 5 years ago

Ariana; we enjoyed meeting you too. It was great fun and new species spottings as memories :)

Ariana 5 years ago

So nice meeting you gatorfellows. Thanks for making the trip!

gatorfellows 5 years ago

Thanks Luis. The BioBlitz was really fun. Lots of excited school children exploring nature.

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Great shot!

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.78, Long: -90.11

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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