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Hello all: yesterday in the great heat a visitor stopped by, probably exhausted. It stayed for about 30 minutes in the shade, then flew away.

Franco
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He is beautiful :hamster: sunlight has been falling on his unchanged body for millions of years, a true survivor :)

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Hi Franco,

Great shot of a Damselfly ?


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Thank you Alexandra and Rainer. I am not sure, I thought it was a dragonfly but maybe a damsefly ? I never heard of damselflies before.

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I think he is a dragonfly as his wings are horizontal not vertically held, also his eyes are round and not on a horizontal bar.

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Hi,

In order to wipe out any doubt it is a Dragonfly. Yellow black striped body and blue tail ;) Look at the black spots on the upper wing end tail.


https://pixels.com/featured/blue-dasher ... ogers.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-tailed_skimmer

Franco, Damselflies are easy to recognize as they can fold their wings backwards aligned with their body while Dragonflies can not.


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Thank you for clarifying Alexandra and Rainer !

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Great pic of your visitor Franco :bow

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Frightening and at the same time very beautiful
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Thank you very much Brian and sadye15

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