Photographs by Frank

27 May 2019

Ode Onset

Filed under: Odontates,Wildlife — Tags: — Frank @ 9:30 PM

About a week ago small numbers of dragonflies began to appear in the neighborhood. The numbers gradually increased all week and in the past few days there have been dozens of immature chalk-fronted corporals and Hudsonian whitefaces around. Both species are typically the first of the season in the neighborhood.

Alas, the most common insects around are still the black flies along with the first mosquitoes of the season. The old double whammy!

This afternoon, I finally yielded to temptation and headed out to make some photographs. In addition to the above mentioned species, I also found and photographed a single immature frosted whiteface.

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Frosted Whiteface (immature)
Frosted Whiteface (immature)
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #1
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #1
Chalk-fronted Corporal (immature) #1
Chalk-fronted Corporal (immature) #1
Chalk-fronted Corporal (immature) #2
Chalk-fronted Corporal (immature) #2
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #2
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #2
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #3
Hudsonian Whiteface (immature) #3

1 Comment

  1. Need I respond – your imagery of these insects always amazes me. The patience, the technique and the identification of them gives us a wonderful view into the world of odes!

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 28 May 2019 @ 7:32 AM

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