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I Have Never Slayed A Dragonfly

Ok so the other day I went out on the hunt for a Black Swallowtail Butterfly and this is what I found! I have tried many times to get a good shot of a dragonfly without success. I was happy with this Black Saddlebags Dragonfly that flew into my view ;)

 

"The Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) is a species of skimmer dragonfly found throughout North America. It has distinctive wings with characteristic black blotches at their proximal ends, which make the dragonfly look as though it is wearing saddlebags."

 

"The Black Saddlebags is a relatively large dragonfly at about 5 centimeters in length. The body is thin and black, and the female may have lighter spotting or mottling dorsally. The head is much wider than the rest of the body and is dark brown in color."

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Taken on August 18, 2012