Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hudsonian Whiteface Dragonfly

 When I was photographing these dragonflies this summer in Flatrock, I did not realize I was seeing a new-to-me species. They looked similar in size and color to the Crimson-ringed Whiteface, and I just assumed they were.
 It is only now I see clearly they are Hudsonian Whiteface Dragonfly. The color is a little off, more orange than red. I don't know if this is due to wear and tear or the age of the fly.

This last image looks so much like a Frosted Whiteface (female) as pictured in Paulson's book. Despite the close match, I deem this one a Hunsonian for one reason only. The Frosted Whiteface does not show up in our region accoring to Paulson.

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