Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dragonfly Lifer #6: Blue Dasher

My dragonfly life list has been stuck at five for quite awhile. I just haven't gotten many chances to get out recently because of the insane amount of time I've been spending studying for my AP classes. Fortunately, I'll be done with those next week and my schedule will free up a lot.

I was out on a quick afternoon walk yesterday when I noticed a medium-sized blue dragonfly buzzing around the neighborhood lake. This one wasn't difficult to identify as a Blue Dasher; the only similar species is Western Pondhawk, but it can be eliminated by the white patch on the face. It is the sixth species on my official dragonfly life list.

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