Posts Tagged ‘males’

Finally, a Dragonfly

A dragonfly finally landed where I could take pictures of it. Their numbers have been low this spring. Most of the few that I have seen didn’t land or pose for pictures.

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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simpliciollis)

They are one of the most common dragonflies here in southern Illinois. The females are green and the males blue.

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Dragonfly Whisperer?

Almost all the dragonflies I’ve see this spring were the ones that insisted on flying all the time.

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Then this morning, there hung a dragonfly in a honeysuckle tangle in our backyard. I started taking pictures, moving closer with each one. It did not move. I thought it might be dead, especially with me getting so close.

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My to-be last picture was too close, and it left before I could take the picture.

It made me wonder if I might (for this short time) be a dragonfly whisperer. They usually aren’t tolerant of people

I’m not positive, but I think it was a female prince baskettail dragonfly (Epitheca princeps). The males have blue eyes. They measure 5-8cm.