at Viillage Creek Drying Beds beside River Legacy Park
The Slough Amberwing, Perithemis domita, has stripes on the thorax, and dashed lines down the abdomen, distinguishing it from the other two U.S. amberwing species.
Roseate Skimmers, Orthemis ferruginea, are very common in south Texas. Mature males are bright pink and lavender.
at Village Creek Drying Beds beside River Legacy Park
in spite of prior freezes, there were many dragons and damsels out on this very warm day, temperature almost 80
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies, which are morphologically similar; however, adults can be differentiated by the fact that the...