Dragonflies and Damselflies
29 June 2007
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My first time out alone,  My net had not arrived, but I could not wait, I had to go out and give it a try.  I borrowed a net from my mother.  She used to need it to catch "presents" that her cat delivered to her in the house.  The cat was tring to teach my mom to hunt, and you know mom actually got pretty good at it.

Bluet
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There were a gazillion Bluets Enallagma (official count).  They are difficult to distinguish, and the females can come in a variety of muted colors.
 
This beautiful Bluet is a male (ask me how I know).

Chalk-fronted Corporal
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My first Dragonfly capture.  Damselflies are fairly easy to catch but anyone who has seen a Dragonfly on the move has some idea of how hard they can be to catch.  Luckily for me thay were busy fighting each other and not paying much attention to me. A Chalk-fronted Corporal Ladona julia.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer
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This Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella,  was alone but I got him with a lucky swing.  Boy, was he pissed off!  He tried to bite me the whole time I was photographing him.  He calmed down when I let him go.

Imposter
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I caught this guy thinking he was a Dragonfly, but when I got a closer look I could see it was really a Fly of some sort. 

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