These are not particularly large dragonflies, and although nicely colored they are not fancy. I love them for their habit of sitting high on an isolated forb to wait for unsuspecting meals to come by. They are partial to lakes, ponds and marshes and range east of the Rockies – sometimes even seen in southern-most Canada.
This photograph was taken at the open space pond, Skymount, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, on August 7, 2012.
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