Thursday, June 09, 2011

dragon fly or damsel?

dragon fly by Alida's Photos
dragon fly, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

I don't know the names of all the varieties of dragon flies and damselflies, but thought this one was a beauty. I wish I had gotten the bright blue "tail" sharper, but I think he was vibrating this end to attract the females!

"Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest."

So I guess this is a damselfly!

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