Monday, October 02, 2006

Three odonates

The first two are damselflies. The great spreadwing and the Comanche dancer belong to different families of damselflies. Unlike most damselflies, spreadwings hold their wings out from their body when at rest.

Great spreadwing, Archilestes grandis

Comanche dancer, Argia barretti

The dragonfly is a a black setwing, Dythemis nigrescens, a mostly Mexican species.

All were photographed at the Zilker botanical gardens in Austin. Click to enlarge any photo.

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