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08.07.2022 Dewy Damsel

Yesterday morning’s visit that found the gentians also offered a nice colorful damselfly. Eastern Forktail- Ischnura verticalis -female I was surprised that she could fly around, I watched her fly until she landed on the grass stalk, and not lose those … Continue reading

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07.06.2022 Swamp Spreadwing Damselfly

Each time I find a new odonata lately it seems to be one of a large number from a new mass eclosing.  There were dozens of these all along the roadside at Moosehorn Pond last Friday morning. Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax … Continue reading

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06.17.2022 Sedge Sprite

Lost in the fun and excitement of shooting the Golden-backed Snipe Fly was this colorful damselfly.  I would have found it eventually but doing all my backing up today I came across it.  Another first.  Good season so far. Sedge … Continue reading

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06.06.2022 Ebony Jewelwing – left, right and center

It’s still a little early for orchids at MacLeod Field where I find them every June. But there was no shortage of these Ebony Jewelwing-Calopteryx maculata damselflies which, as with yesterday’s fly, is my favorite of the Zygoptera suborder. These … Continue reading

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08.02.2021 Macro Monday-Unexpected Encounter

After a quick dawn shot this morning, I headed back to the Brickyard meadow to see what sort of dewy subjects I might find. There were plenty of Common Wood Nymphs once again and more dew drops…or maybe they should … Continue reading

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07.28.2020 A Couple of Odes

Not much of a sunrise but Sunday was another good day at the pond on Moosehorn Road. More frogs, waterlilies and a few dragonflies and damselflies. I posted an Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum a few days ago, but had a chance … Continue reading

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06.19.2020 Ebony Jewelwing

I visited the swamp meadow again looking for more Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias as well as whatever I could find.  One of the “whatevers” was this damselfly, the Ebony Jewelwing-Calopteryx maculata.  The white spot on the wings, called a stigma, … Continue reading

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