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Bug of the Week: Assorted Dragonflies and Damselflies

I was walking in our local greenbelt this morning and saw a half dozen or so dragonflies hunting. They were no more than golden flashes of wings back lit in the sunlight.

white-faced-dragonfly-close_0651They reminded me to post these photographs of a white-faced dragonfly I took earlier this summer.

darner-dragonfly_0673This one is harder to see. Its eyes look like they are turquoise.

 

blue-damselfly-C_0674Not hard to see the blue on this damselfly.

gorgeous-damselfly_0618Here's a tiny damselfly with turquoise on its tail.

All these photographs were taken at one pond within a few minutes on a summer day.

Do you see dragonflies or damselflies where you live? How many of them have blue on them?

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