The Wanderer

A Wandering Glider, Pantala flavescens. Also known as the Globe Skimmer or Globe Wanderer, and one of two “rain pool gliders.” Considered the most-widespread dragonfly in the world, this species also has one of the longest multi-generational migrations in the insect world. “Basically a tropical species” says Paulson; individuals may migrate up to four thousand miles.

They’re usually relentlessly in flight around here, hunting over meadows, often at eye-level. But occasionally, they will perch during the day, in this hanging style (other dragonflies perch more horizontally).

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