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Photo#19032
Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - female

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - Female
Lakeport, Northern California, 1350 Ft. level, Lake County, California, USA
June 1, 2005
Size: 3 in. or so
See http://bugguide.net/node/view/18327
It hung out on that leaf for awhile and only flew a little ways and then returned during to it during my observation.

That's a lovely picture, but
That's a lovely picture, but I'd say this is a Blue Dasher. The abdominal pattern on a meadowhawk does not have this sort of dark patterning on the upper surface, and the white stripes on the front of the thorax also indicate dasher.

 
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Thanks for the help on the ID-
That was a fast response!
I'm new at this, so it's a challenge to understand the differences.
I know i need to get some insect books, but i've been lazy...

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