e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
e_moon60
e_moon60

  • Mood:
  • Music:

New dragonfly on the place...

Friday, while out marking trails for an upcoming field trip that's coming here, I spotted a dragonfly I'd never seen before.  This was in late afternoon, so tricky to see and hard to photograph when it landed in a tree above my head and at a distance.  My images aren't good, but I was able to see details through binoculars that don't show in the images.  After consulting several books and BugGuide.net, I was pretty sure it was a Swamp Darner, and Saturday one of the more expert people on the TexOdes listserv confirmed it.

So, a new species for the place--and a lucky find.

Herewith one of the blurry images....this is a female; notice the long cerci--unusually, they'rediverging, instead of parallel.

Tags: dragonfly, odonates, wildlife
Subscribe

  • GOP's War on American People: Death Panels Edition

    The GOP is determined to destroy the ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood, as part of dismantling the "social safety net" that…

  • Because They Can

    The federal week in review: 1. Pres-Elect fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. 2. House brings back the…

  • Publisher Decisions and Boycott Fallout

    So today the news came out that Simon and Schuster, a formerly independent major publisher now owned by CBS, has offered a $250,000 advance to Milo…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment