Pachydiplax longipennis, the Blue dasher;
Lowndes county, Georgia (16 June 2013).
If I were a wee insect, this would be the face of terror. Dragonflies are remarkably powerful hunters of their prey. Fortunately, however, I’m a large, lumbering hominid, so the mug of a Blue dasher is far more mesmerizing than it is terrifying. I find dragonflies to be incredibly beautiful little biological machines.