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Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis


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.


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.


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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