Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Red Eyed Blue Dragonfly (Photo) Making Me Cross Eyed
It was a blast getting out in the sun today and shooting something besides festivals.
Here's one of the first photos I took and for the past three hours it's been driving me crazy.
The research (all over the internet) has helped me narrow it down to this:
IT'S A BLUE DRAGONFLY WITH RED EYES !
After looking at a few thousand thumbnails of dragonflies, trying to come up with a scientific name for the critter, I gave up. It's making me cross eyed and that ain't good.
Anybody out there got a degree in bug-ology?
The closest I came to identifying this bug was something called a Blue Dasher.
I don't make this stuff up. The scientists named it Pachydipiax longipennis.
They're common in the USA but I took this photo in Okinawa, Japan.
You don't suppose bug smugglers are bringing them over here and turning them loose in the woods.
Do you ?