I was happy to see an old friend recently at a remote location in Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male Great Spreadwing damselfly (Archilestes grandis), as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages. His nickname is “Mr. Magoo.”
I nicknamed this male Great Spreadwing “Mr. Magoo” because of the prominent dark spots in his eyes. I spotted “Mr. Magoo” for the first time on 08 October 2015, and again on the 15th and 21st; 04 November was the last day I saw Magoo. Editor’s Note: Photos of Mr. Magoo taken on 21 October will be featured in an upcoming post.
- “Mr. Magoo” and “Bendy Straw” (08 OCT 2015)
- Great Spreadwing damselflies (males, gymnasts) (08 OCT 2015)
- Another new species of spreadwing damselfly? (15 OCT 2015)
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