Posts Tagged ‘hollow’

Banded Pennant Dragonfly

The day remained cloudy  and windy.

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The banded pennant dragonfly (Celithemis fasciata) didn’t mind all my attention taking pictures.

Maybe it just wanted to be the subject of a blog.

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The defined black wing pattern made it easy to identify. It’s range covers most of the eastern half of the country.

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The white veining was so obvious while I was taking the pictures. Then, when I put the pictures in the computer, I noticed the back of its head … it looked hollow. Apparently this allows for efficient attachment of the neck and to increase head mobility.

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