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Honestly, the photos so dreadfully bland, I almost didn't want to post it. But alas, this is the best shot of this blue corporal I managed to muster and I'm trying to build up the ole' life list.

Blue dasher was my first thought, but the tail seemed a bit short and stumpy, the posture, the wings. Just off... Cyric suggested blue corporal and after checking the links, yup. That looks like the one!

Thanks Cyric!

~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

Mar. 24, 2012 18:55:50 -0400
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Blue Corporal - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
jansonjones's ID: Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata)
Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I'm not positive but I think maybe a male Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata), based on the dark and beige markings on the base of the rear wings and the white patches on the body at the base of the rear wings. The overall shape and coloration seems consistent as well.

Compare:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2579
http://mamomi.net/Libellulidae/Pages/Blue_Corporal_-_Ladona_deplanata.html#6

Posted by cyric over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Cyric, I think you're right on. That looks like it to the tee -- even with the posture while sitting on a flat surface. My thanks to you! We'll see if somebody seconds the motion.

Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Blue Corporal - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
magnolia's ID: Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata)
Posted by magnolia about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Blue Corporal - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
jansonjones's ID: Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata)
Blue Corporal - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata)
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