There were noticeably fewer Blue-faced Meadowhawks at this location during Fall 2015 than in the past, perhaps a consequence of two consecutive colder than average winters. Just two females were spotted this year, both heteromorphs; no andromorph females were observed. No mating pairs were seen in 2015.
The reddish-brown leaves in the background remind me of marbled paper.
Notice the terminal appendages are flared in the last photo. The author has observed several species of odonates that exhibit this odd behavior, both male and female.
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