Friday, September 2, 2011

Eastern Red Damsel

Eastern Red Damsels are fond of springs, such as the small ponds at Lake Byllesby County Park in Dakota County. I took this photo in mid-July. This damselfly can be common if appropriate habitat exists, but is vulnerable to drought and draining.  They are often overlooked, since they are small and tend to fly through dense vegetation. Eastern Red Damsels are found in the eastern United States; Minnesota is near the western edge of their range. 

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