Illinois River Cruiser

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Shock of all shocks … making a loop of the backyard, taking pictures. This Illinois River Cruiser dragonfly landed and just “hung” there. I started taking pictures as I slowly moved closer. It cooperated!

Illinois river Cruisers (Macromia illinoiensis) measure 2.8 inches long. There’s a southern and a northern form of the river cruiser. Together, their range covers most the eastern half of the country.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Nice capture!

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  2. Wow, beautiful dragonfly! One I have not seen.

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  3. You got a great shot of it! This is one I’ve never heard of.

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