Blue Corporal dragonflies (mature males)

The following gallery shows several Blue Corporal dragonflies (Ladona deplanata) spotted at Meadowood Recreation Area, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. These individuals are mature males as indicated by their coloration and terminal appendages. Contrast the appearance of mature male Blue Corporals versus immature males of the same species.

Notice the scratch marks on the abdomen of the mature male spotted along “Wood Thrush Trail.” (Either mouse-over or tap photos to see captions.)

Males that have mated often have marks on their abdomen where the female legs have scratched them. This is especially obvious in species in which males develop pruinosity, as the pruinosity on the midabdomen is scratched off, and the signs are visible at some distance. Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Locations 390-392). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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