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Blue Eyed Darner Mating
Blue Eyed Darner Mating
Species: Rhionaeschna multicolor (Blue-eyed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2021 > Blue Eyed Darner Mating

Red Veined Meadowhawk
Red Veined Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum madidum (Red-veined Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Big Bar Ranch > Red Veined Meadowhawk

Four Spotted Skimmer
Four Spotted Skimmer
Species: Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Big Bar Ranch > Four Spotted Skimmer

Red-veined Meadowhawkff On Grass
Identification came via iNaturalist.
Tags: grass, insect
Species: Sympetrum madidum (Red-veined Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Red-veined Meadowhawkff On Grass

Immature Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
This is the first time I've seen a difference between mature and immature dragonflies. The Immature ones are orange, mature are red.
Tags: insect
Species: Sympetrum obtrusum (White-faced Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Immature Cherry-faced Meadowhawk

Paddle Tailed Darner
Paddle Tailed Darner
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2020 > Paddle Tailed Darner

Paddle Tailed Darner Face
This particular insect liked to hover at the same spot for a long period of time so it was easy for me to take photos of it.
Tags: insect
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Manning Camping 2 > Paddle Tailed Darner Face

Paddle Tailed Darner In Flight
I didn't know at the time - you use the stripes on the body to tell the different kinds of Darners apart.
Tags: insect
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Manning Camping 2 > Paddle Tailed Darner In Flight

Dragonfly On Trail
I have a less photogenic side view where you can see some of the white face.
Species: Leucorrhinia intacta (Dot-tailed whiteface)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2018 > Dragonfly On Trail

Four Spotted Skimmer On Diagonal
1/25th of a second - I'm really surprised it is sharp.
Species: Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2016 > Four Spotted Skimmer On Diagonal

Russet Percher
This was probably the easiest species to photograph - long perching times and quite striking colours compared to the background.
Species: Neurothemis fulvia (Fulvous Forest Skimmer, Russet Percher)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Russet Percher

Wandering Glider
Wandering Glider
Species: Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > Wandering Glider

Eight Spotted Skimmer Resting
Eight Spotted Skimmer Resting
Species: Libellula forensis (Eight-spotted Skimmer)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2013 > Eight Spotted Skimmer Resting

Four Spotted Skimmer
This Dragonfly has a little tear in it's front right wing. I doubt that will heal.
Species: Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2013 > Four Spotted Skimmer

Cardinal Meadowhawk
I recently learned to look for the white spots on the abdomen.
Species: Sympetrum illotum (Cardinal Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > July 2017 > Cardinal Meadowhawk

Warming In The Sun
Warming In The Sun
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > July 2017 > Warming In The Sun

Blue Dragonfly Red Blackberry
For some reason I find identifying dragonflies really challenging. I don't know which landmarks are important and which features are common to all species. Once you learn a few, you get better at it.
Species: Rhionaeschna multicolor (Blue-eyed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > July 2017 > Blue Dragonfly Red Blackberry

Blue Dasher On Rolled Up Pond Lilly
Most dragonflies are territorial - these ones seemed to really enjoy fighting
Species: Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2015 > Blue Dasher On Rolled Up Pond Lilly

Dragonfly With Nymph Skin
This isn't the dragonfly that just crawled out of the pond - the dragonflies liked this perch and regularly pushed each other off of it. I'm not even sure that is the skin of a dasher - there are other species of dragonflies in this pond.
Species: Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2015 > Dragonfly With Nymph Skin

Paddle-tailed Darner
This dragonfly didn't stop very much, but it did the same route around the pond a lot.
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > October 2013 > Paddle-tailed Darner

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