Monday, August 20, 2007

Dragons before the rain

Will the rain and clouds ever stop. OK, so I am being a bit over dramatic. It has only been 3 days but I really need to get out and see the sun again and take some pictures. Maybe some dragons will cheer me up. I took these on Friday evening at Fort Snelling State Park before the 40 days and 40 nights of rain began.

Widow Skimmer

White-faced meadowhawk

This last one is not really a dragon but what good are dragons without a damsel.

Blue-fronted dancer female blue form damselfly

You can tell that is the the female because the male will be blue at the end of its abdomen. Damselflies differ from dragonflies in that damselfly rest with their wings against their bodies instead of spread out like dragonflies. The eyes on the damselfly are also separated, unlike dragonflies, and both sets of wings are the same size. On dragonflies the back wings are broader at the base then the front wings. This is very evident on the widow-skimmer pictured earlier in the post.

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