A female Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) found a grassy perch on a cool late-spring day. The common name seems out of place on the females, but the adult males of this dragonfly species have sky-blue pruinosity on their abdomens, some with the blue extending onto the thorax. The western corner of the northern extent of the Blue Dasher range is in extreme Southwest British Columbia, and it is great to have found a specimen in the Lower Mainland.
Canon Rebel XSi (500D)
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/100 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 400
Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, BC
11 Jun 2010