Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spiney BasketTail

Spiny Baskettail
One of the earlier dragonflies that we see up here in Minnesota each year is the spiny baskettail. The spiny baskettail usually begin to emerge around the middle of May. Often they will emerge in mass, this helps them to survive the vulnerable teneral stage when they are out of the water but are not able to fly well. Last weekend I visited Crex Meadows in Wisconsin and there were thousands of these dragonflies flying.


5 comments:

Andrea said...

Very informative ... I would never have known he had a basket tail if your picture were not so clear. First time I have heard of this little fellow ... thank you

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lea said...

Wonderful photo!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Laura said...

beautiful wings!

Cathy H. said...

Amazing macro image! I always look forward to seeing your Macro Monday image. You never fail to fascinate me with your images and your information!!

Lee Ann L. said...

I adore dragonflies! This is a wonderful shot!