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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Anyone ever see a blue "dragonfly"?

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2006
11:36 PM

Post #2568213

Is it a dragonfly?

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wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2568424

Definitely blue ones. I can't see the rest of it, there are a lot of them and you need to see the wings as well.

http://www.tolweb.org/Odonata
hill5422
Stephenville, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2006
1:52 AM

Post #2568733

It is a damselfly, but don't know which one. Maybe my DH will see this post and ID it for you. I'll mark the thread to watch.

Kenya

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2006
4:51 AM

Post #2569480

We have all colors here, especially down around the pond.

Larkie
azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 31, 2006
1:10 PM

Post #2570097

Yep, we have all manner of colors shapes and sizes of the dragons and damsels here, too.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



July 31, 2006
5:57 PM

Post #2571056

I'd say a species from the genus Enallagma...commonly called Bluets.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2006
10:28 PM

Post #2572169

That's amazing, thank you for all the info! It's the first time I've ever seen one. So pretty!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2006
10:11 AM

Post #2573797

I saw one in my yard and had to research it - one site called it a common damselfly - I thought - how can something so vivid be called common.
Brenda
Veshengo
Faversham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2006
12:04 PM

Post #2573947

We have a lot of them here also.

To tell dragonflys and damselflys appart is easy

Dragonflys cannot close their wings but if you look at you picture the damselfly can

Steve
jenbrink
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2006
3:01 PM

Post #2574476

This kinda looks like your little guy:

http://www.earthlife.net/insects/images/odonata/coenagrion2.jpg
bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2006
3:24 PM

Post #2574543

We called them darning needle flys when I was a kid.

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