Dragonflies: Blue Dasher

Photo of Blue Dasher (male)

Another abundant dragonfly found throughout New England is the Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).  Mature males (above) have powdery blue abdomens tipped with black, outer wings with a brownish wash, and green eyes.  Females (below) and immature males have paired yellow streaks on black abdomens, mostly clear wings, and typically reddish-brown eyes.  Blue Dashers are common near well-vegetated ponds.

Photo of Blue Dasher (female)

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