Photo 36827012, (c) Brian Gooding, all rights reserved

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What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

briangooding

Date

April 25, 2019 04:26 PM CDT

Description

Young female Pachydiplax longipennis in spiderweb

She had likely just flown up from the pond. I saw the violent jerking of the web back and forth while she expended bursts of energy trying to extricate herself.

Too much damage had been done already, even if she escaped she would have had a broken/malformed left hindwing (which maybe have been from the struggle or what ended her up there in the first place) and be predated by a bird, frog, lizard, or fire ants.

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2019