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Dragonflies and their Crazy Eyes

Dragonflies live in a whole other world, one that makes ours look like slow motion. ┬áThose big ol’ eyes are not just cute but also insanely advanced.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthemis ferruginea)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthemis ferruginea)

Male. Predatory in both larval and adult stages. Was landing on the dried stems of Ironweed. 39 more words

Insect

Citrine Forktail Damselfly (Ischnura hastata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Citrine Forktail Damselfly (Ischnura hastata)

female. smallest damselfly in North America. Predatory in both larval and adult stages.

Adult Diet: Tiny flying insects… 43 more words

Insect

Hyacinth Glider Dragonfly (Miathyria marcella)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Hyacinth Glider Dragonfly (Miathyria marcella)

New to my buggy life list, I may not be overly excited that it has appeared at my place. 92 more words

Insect

Black Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea lacerata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea lacerata)

Larva is aquatic. Dragonflies are predatory in both larval and adult stages. This one is immature and hasn’t reached it’s final coloring. 26 more words

Insect

Rambur's Forktail

I’ve spotted another Brooklyn damselfly species, bringing my NYC list up to nine species. This is a male Rambur’s Forktail (Ischnura ramburii). Approximately 1.25″ long. 77 more words

Fieldnotes

Still Flying

Sandra and I took a short walk along the Shelburne, NS Municiple Trail 9/21/16. It was hot and there was still a bit of ode activity. 200 more words

Odonata