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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis


One of the most common dragonflies in the States. Can be found near slow-moving water sources. Adults have four wings. This one is a male, identifiable by the chalky blue abdomen and black "tail". Their eyes take on a metallic sheen in sunlight. Males are territorial and guard their area of water. Dashers are highly beneficial to the ecosystem and eat hundreds of smaller bugs daily.


Specimen found in central Georgia.


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Macon, Georgia, USA

Lat: 32.90, Long: -83.74

Spotted on Aug 12, 2018
Submitted on Aug 12, 2018

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