Blue Dasher dragonflies (mating pair)

A mating pair of Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis) was spotted along the boardwalk in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair is shown “in wheel” in all photos.

All dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen, numbered from front to back: male dragonfly secondary genitalia are located in segments two and three (2 and 3); female genitalia in segment eight (8). Therefore, the male dragonfly is on top; the female is on the bottom.

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