Saturday, May 21, 2016

Daphne Odes

My patience paid off during Erika's and my short walk from our hotel in Daphne, Alabama, on 22 March 2016. To my surprise, when I worked on my photos, I had two species—the Common Baskettail in the first photo, and the Variegated Meadowhawk in the second. I have many records of both species, both in Minnesota and elsewhere during our travels.

Common Baskettails make short forays and often land on the underside of twigs, as in my photo. The Variegated Meadowhawk is a migrant dragonfly. Unlike the baskettail, they usually perch horizontally on twigs. See my 2011 post for information on their migrations.

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