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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis

Description:

The males are easily recognized due to the yellow-striped thorax, metallic-green eyes, mostly white face, and pale blue abdomen, often with a dark tip. Females and immatures also have a yellow-striped thorax, but the abdomen has a longitudinal yellow and brown/black pattern. The eyes are reddish brown above and blue-grey below.

Habitat:

They spend much of their time perched on aquatic vegetation or on shrubs and trees near the breeding habitat. Ditches, marshes swamps, ponds and scrub lands.

Notes:

Female Blue Dasher

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Florida, USA

Lat: 30.44, Long: -86.67

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on Aug 23, 2014

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