Friday, July 1, 2011

Dragonfly Days

Birders call nearly unidentifiable brown birds LBJ's short for "little brown jobs." 

The same could apply to newly transformed dragonflies, as this one is. The dragonfly is shiny bright and looks brand new. Some colors are starting to show through ...or disappear depending on the type of dragonfly. It is often nearly impossible to distinguish one newly transformed from another.

My best guess is that this one is a White-faced Meadowhawk but it could be a Ruby or Cherry-faced too. And I didn't have time to stick around while it matured. Sure was pretty though...   

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