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Variegated meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum corruptum) have variable coloration. Variegated meadowhawks begin with olive green, reddish and greyish markings which turn more red as the dragonflies mature. These members of the Skimmer Family (Libellulidae) have cranberry eyes, a bi-colored stigma (wing … Continue reading
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The crimson-ringed whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis) is a “northern” dragonfly that is found in Canada and the upper tier of States. Freshwater lakes and ponds, often with boggy margins, are the habitat of these members of the skimmer group of dragonflies. … Continue reading
Late last summer this grappletail (Octogomphus specularis) was feeding on a rock next to Ash Creek near the Lower Campground (Lassen County CA). I believe this is a female grappletail because of the thin yellow line on the top of … Continue reading
With its green face and blue eyes, olive thorax with a double black line on each side and yellow and black abdomen the Great Basin snaketail (Ophiogomphus morrisoni) is a colorful dragonfly. Great Basin snaketails are members of the clubtail … Continue reading
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Dragonflies begin life as a tiny egg scattered on the surface of the water, buried in the mud of a stream bottom or inserted into vegetation floating on or overhanging water. Within several weeks or after overwintering, nymphs (the larval … Continue reading