Post update: Malformed odonates

I discovered another malformed odonate as I was working my way through a backlog of hundreds of photos that need to be rated and post-processed. This individual is a female Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park on 17 September 2013. She is an andromorph that has a slightly malformed abdomen.

Photo 1 shows the dragonfly perching near unripened Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) hips. A small crimp in S5 of the abdomen is easier to see in Photo 2 than the other images. Remember that “S5″ refers to abdominal Segment 5 (of 10), numbered from front to back. Look closely at Photo 3: I think the image looks more like an artist’s animation than a photograph!

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    […] a female Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park on 17 September 2013. This individual is an andromorph that has a slightly malformed […]

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