Ol’ blue/red eyes

Male Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum ambiguum) have blue eyes and a turquoise blue face. Look closely at the following male, spotted near a vernal pool at Huntley Meadows Park (HMP).

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

11 OCT 2015 | HMP | Blue-faced Meadowhawk (male)

Notice he has one blue eye and one reddish-blue eye. That’s unusual. I wonder whether Heterochromia iridum occurs in odonates.

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

11 OCT 2015 | HMP | Blue-faced Meadowhawk (male)

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One Response to “Ol’ blue/red eyes”

  1. Charlie@Seattle Trekker Says:

    Amazing shots, I love the wonderful detail you captured.

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