dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Animals!

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
mattw
Garter
Garter
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:39 pm

dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Post by mattw » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:21 pm

It's not a green darner. What is it? I've seen these around here for years, but I can't identify them. They are a large dragonfly with wide powder-blue abdomen, much wider than the green darners'. I regret there is no photo.

Thank you buggy people,
Matt

Sydney
Garter
Garter
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:26 pm

Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Post by Sydney » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:05 pm

Could it be the Blacktailed Skimmer? Image

mattw
Garter
Garter
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:39 pm

Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Post by mattw » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:20 pm

This seems to be a close match if it isn't the exact species. But I'm seeing the dragonfly I'm talking about in Michigan, the United States! So this is an English native, am I right?
Very interesting....

Sydney
Garter
Garter
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:26 pm

Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Post by Sydney » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:55 pm

There is the Whitetail which actually has a light blue abdomen and it is native to the US. Yes, the Skimmer is found in the UK. I was not sure where you were from.

Image

mattw
Garter
Garter
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:39 pm

Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Post by mattw » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:54 am

That's it, almost certainly. It is a very common --but beautiful-- dragonfly here. Thanks for the id!
~Matt

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests