Category: Odonatans

Epiaeschna heros, 19 June 2013

Epiaeschna heros, the Swamp darner; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). A nice reference shot, at least, of a magnificent dragon. This is the Swamp darner, a fairly large and impressive species. I do wish I had more artsy photographs of the Swamp darner,… Continue Reading “Epiaeschna heros, 19 June 2013”

Libellula vibrans, 19 June 2012

Libellula vibrans, the Great blue skimmer; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2012). A quick shot of a Great blue skimmer’s impressively bulbous and (relatively) huge mug. Dragonflies are, of course, quite excellent. Great blue skimmer’s are high on my list of favorites. A strikingly… Continue Reading “Libellula vibrans, 19 June 2012”

Erythrodiplax berenice, 24 May 2019

Erythrodiplax berenice, the Seaside dragonlet; Brevard county, Florida (24 May 2019). The seaside dragonlet is exactly what its name suggests: A small species of dragonfly that hangs out among the dunes adjacent to the shoreline. Though Florida has absolutely butchered and cleaved down much… Continue Reading “Erythrodiplax berenice, 24 May 2019”

Libellula axilena, 18 June 2013

Libellula axilena, the Bar-winged skimmer; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). Another dragon-of-the-skies. When I see a dragon like the Bar-winged skimmer, I find myself very relieved to have not been born a small insect. Imagine how terrifying this creature must be from the… Continue Reading “Libellula axilena, 18 June 2013”

Macromia taeniolata, 29 June 2019

Macromia taeniolata, the Royal river cruiser; Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019). The Royal river cruiser is a magnificent dragon to come across in central Florida. I found this beast of the lower skies hanging out along the edge of my backyard one quiet… Continue Reading “Macromia taeniolata, 29 June 2019”

Pachydiplax longipennis, 16 June 2013

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… Continue Reading “Pachydiplax longipennis, 16 June 2013”

Pachydiplax longipennis, 12 June 2013

Pachydiplax longipennis, the Blue dasher; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 June 2013). Though they range far beyond the area, I positively adored the density of Blue dashers in Lowndes county, Georgia. Sure, this species ranges all the way west to California, northwest to Washington, and… Continue Reading “Pachydiplax longipennis, 12 June 2013”