Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

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Sympetrum costiferum

I remember clearly the beautiful September day when I chased this dragonfly around. I am posting three photos of him to illustrate his coloring on different backgrounds. The white granite shows off his wings. The stigma is that colored patch at the top of each wing. In these dragonflies, the stigma is red. You can also see the coloring of the wings against the granite.

When I went outside to feed the birds today, the snow was over my knees. It was a tricky trudge around the house. I am wishing for summer now. Wishing very fervently.

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