Sharp-dressed stunners are abundant in the meadow and along the creek. The female Widow Skimmers were everywhere in the tall grass, circling and returning to the same perch once they got used to me being there. Of course, the chiggers took advantage of my patient wait for a better photo!
|Female Widow Skimmer|
|Swift Setwing trying to cool off by standing on its head|
|Unidentified blue damselfly|
Splurged last spring on this seven dollar waterproof folding dragonfly guide, Dragonflies of Texas: A Guide to Common and Notable Species, by James L. Lasswell and Forrest L. Mitchell. Too bad there isn't a similarly useful guide for damselflies of Texas.
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