Monday, July 11, 2022

Blue Dasher Dragonflies


Here is a lovely male blue dasher dragonfly. I just saw him by a pond in a suburban park near my house.You can recognize a male blue dasher by its bright blue abdomen, big green eyes and striped thorax (the middle body section where the wings and legs are attached). Click to enlarge.

I've heard male blue dashers called the peacocks of the dragonfly world!

Female blue dashers are not blue green-eyed beauties, but have instead longitudinal yellow stripes on the abdomen and red eyes.

Blue dasher dragonflies are common and abundant in the United States. They can be found near still water almost anywhere from Mexico through southern Canada. Look for them by a pond near you.

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