Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blue Dasher

Abudnant  across much of North America, Blue Dashers often perch at in trees and bushes.  They often hold their wings forward. The blue abdomens, yellow-striped sides, and white faces all conspire to cinch identification. Erika and I found about a dozen dashers perched on a barbed wire line, with each dragonfly facing  rather stiff wind, on 18 July 2014, south of Moses Lake, Washington.
The next day, on 19 July, we found another Blue Dasher, this time at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. A photo of that dragonfly is included below. This beautiful day did not produce a dragonfly until after noon.

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