Common Sanddragon dragonfly (male)

A Common Sanddragon dragonfly (Progomphus obscurus) was spotted by my good friend Mike Powell during a photowalk along a small forest stream at an undisclosed location in Prince William County, Virginia USA.

I was standing in the creek looking toward the sandy shoreline where the Common Sanddragon was perching.

14 JUN 2019 | PNC. William County, VA | Common Sanddragon (male)

This individual is a male, as indicated by his “indented” hind wings and terminal appendages.

14 JUN 2019 | PNC. William County, VA | Common Sanddragon (male)

Both of the photos featured in this blog post are uncropped, that is, full resolution for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 superzoom bridge camera (4,000 x 3,000 pixels).

Copyright © 2019 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “Common Sanddragon dragonfly (male)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Wonderful shots, Walter. I was initially skeptical that you would be able to get the dragonfly to stay put, but your stealthy approach from the water worked. You were able to get a much better view of its head that I did from my dry-land perch.

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