D&D Tuesday

D&D stands for Damselflies & Dragonflies. At least here it does. This is a Great Blue Skimmer male (Libellula vibrans).This one is actually fairly red, so feel free to curse this backlighting. A Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa). A first for me.
Female Needham’s Skimmer (Libellula needhami). Another first-time sighting. And the male Needham’s, I believe.Another view of this perching-by-the-pond-(the female was off a way in the meadow)-at- the-limit-of-my-optics dragonfly.

These were all spotted on Staten Island, the Odonata hub of the five boroughs.

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FYI: Geoff Wisner will be reading from his juicy collection Thoreau’s Animals tomorrow in Inwood.

2 Responses to “D&D Tuesday”


  1. 1 Peggy Herron July 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    We went to the Morgan Library today to see Noah’s Beasts and around the corner from the museum I spotted this beauty just hanging on some concret
    Is he or she a calico pendant ? It was an odd spot to find such a beatiful insect .

    • 2 mthew July 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Hey, Peggy,
      There isn’t a way for you to attach images here, unfortunately. Do you do Instagram or Twitter or Facebook? I’m not on FB, but can visit a link.


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