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:

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 ?

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