Posts Tagged ‘hollow’

Banded Pennant Dragonfly

The day remained cloudy  and windy.


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.


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.