Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)

…a species of narrow-winged damselfly (Coenagrionidae)  which is native to North America, where it boasts a wide range occurring in the northern part of the United States (on both coasts!) and up into much of Canada. Sedge sprites are typically seen in flight from June through September where they will feed on small insects along vernal pools, marshes, and grassy ponds.


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Image: Rsbernard


Illustrations of natural history. Wherein are exhibited upwards of two hundred and forty figures of exotic insects, according to their differt genera … With a particular description of each insect:

By Drury, Dru, 1725-1803

Publication info London,Printed for the author and sold by B. White,1770-82.

Contributing Library: Cornell University Library



The TOP TEN DRAGONFLY and DAMSELFLY images taken in 2015 and posted to itchydogimages on Flickr (according to Flickr’s “interestingness” algorithm).

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by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese dragonflies and damselflies on my Flickr site HERE…..