Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Common Whitetail

On Saturday, I found Common Whitetails in the Carleton College arboretum and in Erika’s Garden. This dragonfly is a female in the arb. Yesterday, I took the second photo of yet another whitetail in the garden. This is the second Minnesota species I listed this spring, the first being Common Green Darners. The darners did not stop long enough for a photo.

In this blog, I have previously written about Common Whitetails.  Their name describes their abundance across much of North America. This dragonfly is an important component of many aquatic ecosystems. They can occur, however, some distance from water.

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