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Common Whitetail on Ground

This dragonfly, which I think is a Common Whitetail, was going back and forth between a patch of grass and a sidewalk, perching for 20 or 30 seconds in each place.

Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Common Whitetail Dragonfly

He might have been overstuffed with mosquitoes as there was no shortage of them after me.

Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Common Whitetail Dragonfly

ID corrections welcome.

I first thought it might be a Banded Pennant, the described variations on each species are confounding.

Hampton Plantation, McClellanville, SC
August 26, 2021

Dragonfly

My apologies to anyone who got a notice that I’d published this post then it wasn’t available. I clicked Publish by mistake while I was checking why I didn’t finish the post, so unpublished it. This is a good reminder for me to tag posts when I start them with the location and add the date. Thinking I’ll remember is just not going to happen.

I like the image for the mottled background and shape of the twig, so I’m clicking Publish intentionally now.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

April 22, 2021
Caw Caw County Park, Charleston, SC

Blue Dasher Dragonfly

A stake in one of my patio flowerpots served as a perch for a dragonfly on a recent sunny day.

Juvenile Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly

It alternated between the obelisk “hand stand” posture and a lower position.

Juvenile Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly

I was able to maneuver to an angle with a snap-dragon in the back ground.

Juvenile Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly

There was a second dragonfly landing a few feet away but this one chased it off before returning to the same perch.

Juvenile Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly