blue dasher dragonfly


Male Blue Dasher  (Pachydiplax longipennis)

This is the first dragonfly I have ever photographed in my yard.  I usually photograph blue dashers next to my sister’s North Carolina pond, not at my pondless Pennsylvania house.  This one was small and had some sort of ulcer on one of its eyes, so maybe it was a little off course, although they are common near slow-moving fresh water in most of the US.