Dragonflies and Damelflies

“Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
 hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.” Dante Gabriel Rossetti from the poem Silent Noon

Green As Green Can Be
All Smiles
Hold on Tight
Don't Let Go
A male Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer dragonfly (Plathemis lydia)
White-faced Meadowhawk
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
A White-faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly Up Close
Mosaic Darner Dragonfly
Juvenile White-faced Meadowhawk ?
Meadowhawk Dragonfly
Spotted Spreading
Spotted Spreadwing up Close
Blue Eyes
Going Nowhere Fast
Egg Laying Damselfly
Twelve-spoted Skimmer
Heres Looking at You
Hand Stand
Seeing Eye to Eye
All That Glitters...
Long and Lean

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For a more complete set of images of the large variety of species of dragonflies found in New England, check out the web site www.dragonhunter.net. It is an incredible collection of photos of over 130 species of dragonflies and damselflies found in Massachusetts.