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Old 07-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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I can't find this one in my Dragonfly through Binoculars book. I only have the one view, because it wouldn't sit still.

The dragonfly was flitting around my perennials, not around my pond. It was flying fairly low, maybe three feet off the ground, and not spending much time perching. My property is mostly deciduous woods, with a lot of areas that would count as woodland edges; I have a fairly large area planted with native wildflowers and shrubs that is quite open, and this is where this particular dragonfly was. I am in Chapel Hill, in the piedmont of NC.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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I can't find this one in my Dragonfly through Binoculars book. I only have the one view, because it wouldn't sit still.

The dragonfly was flitting around my perennials, not around my pond. It was flying fairly low, maybe three feet off the ground, and not spending much time perching. My property is mostly deciduous woods, with a lot of areas that would count as woodland edges; I have a fairly large area planted with native wildflowers and shrubs that is quite open, and this is where this particular dragonfly was. I am in Chapel Hill, in the piedmont of NC.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Don't see it in any of my books either.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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I can't find this one in my Dragonfly through Binoculars book. I only have the one view, because it wouldn't sit still.

The dragonfly was flitting around my perennials, not around my pond. It was flying fairly low, maybe three feet off the ground, and not spending much time perching. My property is mostly deciduous woods, with a lot of areas that would count as woodland edges; I have a fairly large area planted with native wildflowers and shrubs that is quite open, and this is where this particular dragonfly was. I am in Chapel Hill, in the piedmont of NC.
It's an immature male common whitetail, Plathemis lydia - "Common Whitetail Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia - Male" by MotherNature | Redbubble
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Common whitetails are very "common" here They frequent our yard, and at a state park nearby we spotted them flitting about everywhere. I think they're beautiful.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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Here I thought you were talking about the deer till I backed up....Ooooops
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Here I thought you were talking about the deer till I backed up....Ooooops
I'm glad the deer aren't common in our yard, only because I probably wouldn't have much left after they were through! We're fortunate to have a fence.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #8
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Thanks, suunto! So white-tails don't have to have white tails. That sure makes identifying them easy.
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