Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dragon

My yard is just FULL of Dragonflies. Which is just fantastic because they are one of my favorite things.I am having a time identifying this guy. Dragonflies can be very difficult to identify with some species that need a real expert in a lab to do the job.
I'm going to go out on a long limb here and say this could be a Twin-spotted Spiketail.
But I really think they should have called it the "Mean-faced Follow-the-Arrows".

10 comments:

Shellmo said...

Omigosh - he does have arrows on him! Lovely photo Eve! Ecobirder does a great job of identifying dragonflies.

Carolynn said...

What a beauty! Thank you for this post. I've never really examined a dragonfly before...they're too fast. I had no idea there were so many different types, although I did know that there are some on the verge of extinction. Maybe you have a dragonfly haven there!

Mary said...

LOL! Your name for him is perfect! I've never seen that kind. I'm still waiting to find them here. Maybe if it ever quits raining. Great shot of his arrows.

The Birdlady said...

Very cool.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Pretty! Dragonflies come out early in your new home...I don't think we'll see ours until summer.

Jenny said...

Great photo Evie. It will be fun finding out which you have at your home. Look forward to more photos. I prefer your name for it! (-:

Bird Girl said...

I'm so glad your yard is full of dragonflies! I have no clue but it sure is a dandy!

Steve B said...

My hat's off to you for getting it to say still! I love this shot.

Eve said...

Thanks all!
Steve he was easy...there's a blue one that dive-bombs me everytime I get into his territory...I can't find him stopped to rest anywhere!!!

Country Gardener said...

Very nice. Have not managed to get any pictures of these critters myself.