Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Familiar Bluet 2

We came up empty-listed in our Hook-billed Kite search in the Mission Nature and Bike Park. We did find, however, a couple of dragonflies. We found a lovely, female Red Saddlebags, I photo I will share with you in an upcoming post. Meanwhile we came upon this Familiar Bluet.

You may recall that I posted about this species from South Padre Island. This photo shows a couple of field marks fairly well.  The terminal appendages are almost as long as the last abdominal segment. The abdomen is also predominantly blue, with all but the last couple of black areas being small and similarly sized. Finally, the first black abdominal spot nearest the thorax touches the rear of segment two.

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