Dragonfly in Profile
These large dragonflies usually zoom back and forth across the pasture in continuous motion. The other day, one stopped for a minute and perched on a T-post long enough for me to get a few pictures.
I believe it is a Common Green Darner (Anax junius). (If it isn’t, please let me know!)
This is the 18th species of dragonfly I have identified on our farm.
Those are magnificent photos–nice of him to pose so well!
We had a little cool snap, so maybe he did not have his usual zip! Whatever the cause, I was glad to get a picture. 🙂
Wow! How great!
I’m impressed that you’ve identified 18 species of dragonflies on your farm.
I couldn’t do it without Dragonflies of Texas by John C Abbott – it is a Texas Natural History Guide from UT Press, and it is structured so beautifully, it makes ID much easier.