Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dragonflies and Damselflies, Two Additional Species

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
Since I wrote my last blog, I have discovered and photographed two additional species of Dragon, and damselflies.  The first was a Saffron-winged Meadowhawk, either a female or immature male.  I possibly saw a male Saffron-winged Meadowhawk flitting by, but it did not land and I did not get a picture.  The second was a spreadwing damselfly, the Slender Spread Wing, and I was able to get photographs of both a male and female of the species.  What makes spread wings different than other damselflies is.  They perch with their wings partially open.

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Slender Spreadwing - Female
Slender Spreadwing - Male