Answer key, dragonfly quiz/scavenger hunt

As promised, here is my Christmas gift to you — the answer key for the dragonfly identification quiz/scavenger hunt posted on 23 December 2011.

  1. Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum), male
  2. Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), male
  3. Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), male
  4. Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia), female

Notice that male dragonflies typically exhibit brighter coloration than females. How many dragonflies did you identify correctly?

Copyright © 2011 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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