Monday, July 2, 2012
Wildlife Photo: A Dragonfly Named Blue Dasher and a Rant
A few nights ago, I was too burned-out to continue my research.
So, I went and posted this dragonfly as either a Orthetrum Triangulare or Glaucum.
The next morning, I came in and checked my Facebook Page.
A gal, all the way over in Texas, posted the correct ID on the critter.
Researching these bugs can really drive a person crazy.
And, I don't like misidentifying anything I post online. Scientists will jump all over you.
So, I'm glad somebody came along and corrected me, on this one.
The Blue Dasher got a doozy of a scientific name:
What could those scientists have been thinking of when they named this critter ?
I try to keep this blog family friendly.
Are you scientists ashamed of what's under your lab coats, or just some kind of nuts ?
You could have said longiwingus, er something like that.
END OF RANT