Damselfly Thermometer

Buffy and I went out for a loop walk of the backyard before the heat got too uncomfortable.

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Well, we were too late, as this blue dasher dragonfly’s position indicates.

This is called the obelisk position. It reduces the amount of direct sunlight on the dragonfly’s body.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on August 12, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Oh my word!!! What a photo! Thanks for the information too. Never knew that.

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  2. Fantastic! That position really allows more detail.

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  3. stunning & unique capture!

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