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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
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.

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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