Photographs by Frank

5 June 2016

Backyard Odes – 4 June 2016

Filed under: Odontates,Summer,The Yard — Tags: — Frank @ 11:00 AM

Yesterday (4 June), while we were eating lunch, I noticed a ode (probably a Hudsonian Whiteface) hunting from a perch at the edge of the deck. After we finished eating, I picked up the camera and headed out to see if I could make a photograph of the “lunch-time ode”.

I did not find our lunch companion. However, two hours later I headed back to the house looking for a drink! I never  left our yard.

In that interval, I saw (and photographed) six species of dragonflies: four-spotted skimmer, spangled skimmer, American emerald, lancet clubtail, chalk-fronted corporal, and Hudsonian whiteface. The first three of these were my first observation of those species for the season.

Oddly, I saw no damselflies while I was out.

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Four-spotted Skimmer (male)
Four-spotted Skimmer (male)
Spangled Skimmer (female)
Spangled Skimmer (female)
Lancet Clubtail
Lancet Clubtail
Chalk-fronted Corporal (male)
Chalk-fronted Corporal (male)
American Emerald
American Emerald
Chalk-fronted Corporal (female)
Chalk-fronted Corporal (female)
Hudsonian Whiteface
Hudsonian Whiteface

 

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