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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 10 years ago

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

Ariana 10 years ago

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

gatorfellows 10 years ago

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

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great shot!

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Louisiana, USA

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

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