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Leslie Burdick

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Jul 28, 2008, 4:03:55 PM7/28/08
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I live in Seattle, WA.  I was just out on my deck and the most unusual looking dragon fly touched down.  I had never seen one that looked like this so I googled and discovered it’s “genus” and common name of “Band-winged dragonlet”.   From the photos, it must have been a male….large bands on its wings.

 

It said, found in Texas.  I was wondering if this is an unusual species for the Pacific Northwest?

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Leslie

 

 



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CJMarshall

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Jul 28, 2008, 6:41:21 PM7/28/08
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Hi Leslie,
Do you have a picture of it? The Band-wing dragonlet is a
tropical species- not likely to be found this far north. However,
there are several other dragonflies that do live here in the Pacific
Northwest that have banded wings:

Libellula forensis,
Libellula puchella,
Plathemis lydia

and are more likely candidates. I don't have pictures of these, but
you could google them and see if any of them remind you of the
dragonfly you saw.

Cheers,
chris


On Jul 28, 1:03 pm, Leslie Burdick <Lesl...@meddata.com> wrote:
> I live in Seattle, WA. I was just out on my deck and the most unusual looking dragon fly touched down. I had never seen one that looked like this so I googled and discovered it's "genus" and common name of "Band-winged dragonlet". From the photos, it must have been a male....large bands on its wings.
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