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Dragonfly - Brechmorhoga mendax

Dragonfly - Brechmorhoga mendax
Williamson County, Texas, USA
September 20, 2007
This dragonfly flew from a perch (not quite seen) as I walked into the creek woods; I stood still and it perched on a dead twig near me in a "hanging" position at about eye level (perhaps 5 feet from the ground.) This was perhaps ten feet in from the woods' edge, in the shade, around midday of a warm, humid day with alternating clouds and sunlight.

In flight, it appeared dark and slender, with green/blue eyes (but darker than some blue or green-eyed dragonflies.) The brown stain at the wing bases was noticeable in flight. The blue markings on the front of the thorax were clearly visible as a somewhat turquoise-y blue. As I tried to move in slowly and also angle around to get images of the sides of the thorax, it flew again, circling through the trees nearby a few times (again could see that the eyes were dark, intense, green/blue) and then flew off deeper into the creek woods.

Found it; moving it
Dennis Paulson in the TexOdes listserv IDed this for me as a Pale-faced Clubskimmer, so I'm moving it to the Guide.

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