Friday, September 20, 2013

Flying dragons, too

Photos by Ned Harris 9/11/2013



All three are male Neon Skimmers. How do I know? Ned said. And if you look at this link from our friends at Arizona Dragonflies, you'll see that the differences are quite striking. (Female Neon Skimmers aren't as much neon. But they do skim.)
Click on the last photo for a closer look. This neon guy is eating an insect while another is perched on his head. How's that for balance?
If you have time, head down to the Bear Canyon Bridge. There's (likely still) a temporary pond on the south side where loads of these and other dragonflies are flying around.

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