Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dragon Part II

My very good friend June from back north near Chaumont helped me by solving the puzzle as to what type of dragonfly this is! Now June is a birder friend of mine and is REALLY into butterflies too, dragonflies...not so much. But didn't she come through with the name for my "up" challenged fellow. She told me she thought it was an Arrowhead Spiketail! I Bugguide.net-ed it and yep, that's what it is. I still kind of like my name for it better!
Thanks June!!

10 comments:

Bird Girl said...

You know...I clicked on the picture and made it big and you can see what look like tiny arrow heads - that is really neat, Eve!!!

Roy said...

This is the better image of the two Evie, whatever its called.

Eve said...

Thanks Barb!
You're right Roy, I like this one better too!

Carla said...

That's interesting. And your photos are great! I haven't had any luck getting good pictures of Dragonflies.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I love dragonflies as well, but haven't captured them digitally nearly as well as you have. This dude is gorgeous!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos of your dragonfly Eve. I've never seen this type before. It's a beauty and love the detail when it is enlarged.

Dirt Princess said...

How did I miss a good Alabama blog? I am down in Mobile. Glad I found you! Have a great weekend

Tina said...

Eve,
Good eye, you saw those little arrows and your name was kinda close to the real thing! I always love the wings of a dragon fly...how can something that looks so fragile fly so fast?

Steve B said...

Cool! (Who thinks up these names?)

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Very cool dragonfly! I love the arrows on it.