molti adulti in volo
One more for the books. This one was right on the river's edge. First time I have ever observed one in that location.
Not sure what this guy was eating. It was quite large and was what caught my eye while he was in flight.
I just started seeing these in the last month. Wondering if it is seasonal? I've noticed them all over LLELA property.
I observed lots of these on the Bittern Marsh and along the river. I'd never seen them in those locations before. I usually walk in the mornings so wondering if the time of day has anything to do with these observations.
I'm guessing here a bit. I first noticed this dragon in flight by the extreme lack of color. It was totally cream colored and I'd never seen such before. The paleness really is unusual from anything I've seen before.
Based on the white face, abdominal markings and very feint thorax shades I'm thinking Great Blue Skimmer.
Just not sure on this one. I've let myself get a little rusty on damselfly.
I was thinking familiar Bluet but the abdomen just doesn't seem right in coloration. Pretty sure it is a bluet of some sort.
ID suggestions or hints welcomed.
Odonata is an order of carnivorous insects, encompassing dragonflies (Anisoptera/Epiprocta) and damselflies (Zygoptera). The word dragonfly is also sometimes used to refer to all Odonata, but odonate is a more correct English name for the group as a whole. Odonata enthusiasts avoid ambiguity by using the term true dragonfly, or simply Anisopteran, when referring to just the Anisoptera. The term Warriorfly has also been proposed. Some 5,900 species have been described in this order.