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BLUE DASHER DRAGONFLY

Pachydiplax longipennis

Habitat:

Abundant along the banks of the Shark River (Jersey Shore NJ) - on the shrubs, weeds and reeds.

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1 Comment

Geodialist
Geodialist 6 years ago

This individual is a male. Photos 2-3 show the dragonfly perching in the obelisk position, in which the tip of its abdomen is pointed toward the Sun in order to control body temperature.

beachbum732
Spotted by
beachbum732

Neptune Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 21, 2013

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