Damselfly by rhoing


I see damselflies so infrequently in our garden that this has to be today’s post, even though I also photographed a male Carolina Mantid (“Stagmomantis carolina”) in mating position, http://bugguide.net/node/view/1006496

Submitted to BugGuide for identification, http://bugguide.net/node/view/1006412
and ID is now down to the genus Enallagma, American Bluets:
» Dragonflies and Damselflies (order Odonata)
»» Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera)
»»» Narrow-winged Damselflies (family Coenagrionidae)
»»»» American Bluets (genus Enallagma)

The cropping of this image is something I couldn’t have done 2 or 3 years ago and certainly pre-365!

1 year ago (“My first ‘?’”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-09-18
2 years ago (“‘Chlorochlamys phyllinaria’ (Geometridae)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-09-18
3 years ago (“‘Finally!’ — my first Monarch butterfly”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-09-18

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I love how the damselfly is in focus and everything else is soft.
October 8th, 2014  
She is a classy one, the silver damsel
October 8th, 2014  
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