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DRAGONFLY

Habitat:

The weeds and reeds along the shoreline of a marsh was wonderful for dragonfly viewing.

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3 Comments

Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

My primary reference is: _Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East_ by Dennis Paulson (2011-12-19), Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

beachbum732
beachbum732 7 years ago

Thank you for the info.

I usually photograph shore birds and eagles, but the skies were quiet yesterday and the dragonflies caught my eye. Took a lot of shots and I think I'll pick up a guide.

Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

Definitely a female, as indicated by the subgenital plate near the tip of the abdomen (looks like an upside-down shark fin). My best guess: Seaside Dragonlet dragonfly (Erythrodiplax berenice).

beachbum732
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beachbum732

Toms River Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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