A spreadwing damselfly among the colors of autumn. Spreadwings are damselflies; they share the slender body of most damselflies but tend to hold their wings away from their bodies rather than fold neatly over the abdomen. This species is also quite large for a damselfly, at least two inches long. We were enjoying an unusually […]
This might remind you of a grainy Bigfoot picture. It has something in common with that, actually.
Two views of the Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). The widow skimmer is the first I have seen of this particular species this summer. These are two individual males. The top one (color photograph) was camping out on the same plants that the twelve-spotted skimmer I posted earlier was using. The whitetails seem to be diminished in number, but far […]
Three different views of a male Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella). I was working on getting the sun behind the animal. The last of the three is the standard view, actually taken a couple of days ago at the same location. These big dragonflies have a helpful habit of picking favorite perches on which they spend […]