Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blue Dasher

If you spotted this dragonfly out in the wild would you guess that it was called a blue dasher? Probably not but it is indeed a blue dasher. Like birds, many dragonfly females look different then the mature males.
When a male emerges from its nymph form it will look like the females. After a short time it produces a powdery substance which covers most of the thorax and abdomen leaving it a powdery blue color. This is where the blue dasher gets its name.

11 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Incredible macros!

Teresa said...

I seriously love the lessons you teach each week with Macro Monday! Great capture of this little lady.

Kim, USA said...

That is gorgeous!

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forgetmenot said...

What a great shot of the dragonfly. Super macro. Mickie :)

Karen said...

Great shots! She's a beauty.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent macro photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Lauri said...

Lovely shots, great macros. Thanks for the biology lesson.

DawnTreader said...

Love the shadows of the transparent wings in the second photo!

Denise said...

Nature is fascinating, another very interesting post and your photos are always very enjoyable.

Ida said...

Fabulous Macro Shots. Dragonflies are so beautiful and mysterious looking. - I enjoyed learning what this type is called.

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Mariane said...

Splendid macros :)