Band-winged dragonlet

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Near the entryway to (Pelican Island) Audubon House, this band-winged dragonlet (Erythrodiplax umbrata) posed for Bob Montanaro, Pelican Island Audubon Society Office Manager. It is a female or a young male according to the Xerces Society Field Guide to Migratory Dragonflies.

This Guide splits dragonflies into 2 groups: fliers or perchers. Fliers capture their prey in flight. Perchers like the band-winged dragonlet perch, usually in a horizontal or diagonal position, and await their prey.
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This smallish dragonfly is abundant in the tropics, is frequently found from Florida to Texas, and has migrated as far north as Ohio.
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  1. WOW, your pics are wonderful. Your photo skills are something to inspire to. Thanks again for sharing your wonders 🙂

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