This Looks Familiar

I have a couple of field guides to dragonflies and damselflies.  Still, it can be difficult to identify the insects from photographs.  This one looks like a familiar bluet, Enallagma civile.

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That seems the closest, anyway.  I think this damselfly is still a little immature, and will darken with time.

Dragonflies and damselflies can be difficult to identify positively.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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4 Responses to This Looks Familiar

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  2. Finn Holding says:

    ANother lovely insect shot. Have the Odanata all been on time in Iowa? As with most other natural phenomena they were late in the UK this year due to a very cold springtime. But they’re in abundance now.

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