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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - male

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - Male
Utah County, Utah, USA
July 10, 2003
May be juvenile, due to green eyes?

Moved
Moved from Western Pondhawk.

Mature male
This specimen shows the complete blue pruinosity of a mature male.

 
Bue Dasher
Well, Ron Hemberger just set me straight on one of my photos, and I came across this one looking for comparison. This photo shows, I think, characteristics of a male Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis: black tip to the abdomen, amber patch at base of hindwings, green eyes, and black tip to the abdomen. I think it is also much more slender than the Western Pondhawks we have in the guide:

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