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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Specimen found in central Georgia.

Notes:

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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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