See photo. Also submitted to Odonata Central.
See photo. Also Submitted to Odonata Central.
I spent the weekend at a small Bird and Flower festival and it was quite fun. I got out and saw a few interesting things.
This one has me stumped. Though a bad shot for ID I could swear I've seen that pattern on the abdomen before. My first thought was Pale-faced club skimmer that that's not it. Setwings also don't seem to match.
Any hints or ID's most welcome!
Male Dythemis velox
My brother and I have noticed that when Dythemis velox are in hand they almost seem to play dead...become still and sometimes draw limbs inward. It has happened consistently (with behavior occurring at least one time) after more than 30 captures in widely disparate locations.
Has anyone else experienced this potential defense behavior?
First county record ...Pinal county