Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Dragonfly Woman

Dragonfly Woman

I'm an aquatic entomologist studying giant water bugs and dragonflies, but I enjoy insects of all types. You'll see a lot of insects here!

North Carolina

Sign In to follow

Friends

Rebecca Deatsman Sean C. ceherzog LindaKing2
Geodialist Ihazapughappy Sean C. ceherzog
Dragonfly Woman Slaty Skimmer (Male)
Slaty Skimmer (Male) commented on by Dragonfly Woman Bear, Delaware, Delaware, USA8 years ago

I can't zoom into get a better look at the eyes, but if you don't think they're black, it's likely to be a great blue skimmer.

Lovely captures, by the way!

Dragonfly Woman Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail commented on by Dragonfly Woman Raleigh, North Carolina, USA8 years ago

ceherzog: Oh, they're so beautiful underneath! Wonderful butterflies in general, at least I think so. And I'm glad you like my avatar. She's my representation of an Australian aboriginal mythical being called Coon Undura, the Dragonfly Woman. I have NO idea what she's supposed to look like really, but I love the idea of her so I've adopted her as my personal logo. :)

Dragonfly Woman Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail commented on by Dragonfly Woman Raleigh, North Carolina, USA8 years ago

Thank you, Nayeli!

Dragonfly Woman Slaty Skimmer (Male)
Slaty Skimmer (Male) commented on by Dragonfly Woman Bear, Delaware, Delaware, USA8 years ago

The first one is a slaty skimmer for sure, but the third one is a different species, a blue dasher. You'll notice that the eyes are bright green and the body paler blue in the blue dasher, both good indications that it's a dasher. The one in the middle I'm less sure about - could be another slaty, but it's a little pale to be a slaty and it's too big to be a dasher. Do you have another shot that shows the eyes more clearly? If they're black, it's a slaty. If green, I would lean toward a great blue skimmer.

Dragonfly Woman Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Dragonfly Woman Arizona, USA8 years ago

How big was it?

Dragonfly Woman Bulls eye moth
Bulls eye moth commented on by Dragonfly Woman São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil8 years ago

That is a wonderful caterpillar!

Dragonfly Woman Tick
Tick commented on by Dragonfly Woman Alpen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany8 years ago

Love this photo!

Dragonfly Woman Common green darner
Common green darner commented on by Dragonfly Woman Raleigh, North Carolina, USA8 years ago

Yes!

Dragonfly Woman Police Car Moth
Police Car Moth commented on by Dragonfly Woman Oregon, USA8 years ago

Ooh, fun moths!

Dragonfly Woman Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Dragonfly Woman San Antonio, Texas, USA10 years ago

It's a vine sphinx moth, Eumorpha vitis. More info and a photo here:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team