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.


Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simpliciollis)

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


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.