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Another Phantom? - Tricanthagyna trifida - male

Another Phantom? - Tricanthagyna trifida - Male
Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
October 27, 2006
Finally! These have been flying around me for months and I finally saw where it landed. Is this a Phantom Darner male? I thought maybe a Regal but this one has the narrowed waist.

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Another Phantom? - Tricanthagyna trifida - male Another Phantom? - Tricanthagyna trifida

Yes
This one's a male. Note the blue eyes and the blue between the wings.

 
Thanks Cliff
Do you see the 2 white spots? I thought they were bugs but they are on the female I submitted also and they look the same. The side view of her doesn't have them so it must be reflection. Is it something in the make-up of their eyes that do this?

 
Yeah
Dragonflies have two large compound eyes composed of thousands of tiny hexagonal(???) lenses, which reflect light differently when viewed from different angles in different lighting situations. The white spots might be a result of the flash.

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