Saturday 5 August 2023

A Dragonfly and Flowers in the Corner - Nature 84

Dragonflies are commonly seen fly over plants in our little garden at the corner from Spring to Fall. In our city, Baton Rouge, their peak seasons from July to September.



Image 1- A dragonfly in the corner

There are about 3,000 species of dragonflies in the world. Our state, Louisiana has about 118 species which are non-native and native species.

Some of dragonflies in our state are: Eastern pondhawks, Blue dashers, Common green darners, Red-veined darters, Great blue skimmers, Ebony jewelwings, Bluets, Forktail damselflies, and Meadowhawks.

Based on GoogleID, the above dragonfly (Image 1) was identified as the great blue skimmer (Libellula vibrans). This dragonfly is common seen to fly over rivers, lakes and ponds.


Image 2- The Alstroemeria psittacina flower, illustration

Interestingly the dragonfly can fly forward and backward with speed 35 miles per hour, and able to hover or making very sharp turns.

In the ecosystem, this critter is important to control mosquitoes which carry malaria.  You might surprise that a dragonfly may eat about 100 mosquitoes in a single day.

Image 3- The Virginia spiderwort flower, illustration

Do you know the number of dragonflies species in your areas?

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  1. Buenos días. Creo que ver una libélula volando cerca de uno es de lo más bonito que puede pasarte . Son preciosas. Interesante información . Besos

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  2. Beautiful !!!
    Dragonflies are very rare here...
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  3. I can't remember when I last saw a dragonfly. A very beautiful shot!

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  4. What a beautiful dragonfly!

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  5. Thank you for this interesting post.

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  6. As libelinhas são maravilhosas. É muito raro encontrar alguma.
    Excelentes dicas aqui deixaste, minha amiga.
    Votos de uma excelente semana!
    Beijinho.

    Mário Margaride

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  7. As libelinhas são maravilhosas. É muito raro encontrar alguma.
    Excelentes dicas aqui deixaste, minha amiga.
    Votos de uma excelente semana!
    Beijinho.

    Mário Margaride

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  8. A very beautiful critter.
    Here the dragonflies are rare.
    Great shot, thanks for sharing.

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    1. dragonflies population decreasing everywhere....

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  10. I had no idea that a dragonfly could fly so fast... backwards! Anything that can eat that many mosquitoes is my friend for sure!

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  11. Purtroppo da noi le libellule sono rare....

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  12. they are....

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  13. Hello,
    Love the flowers and a great capture of the dragonfly. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  14. We are seeing LOTS of dragonflies this summer. They stay busy eating insects as fast as they can. It helps....some! lol

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  15. Dragonflies are so varied in color! Today I was watching a vivid red one, rapidly moving from one spot to another, never staying long enough for me to get a photo.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful pics! The Great Blue Skimmer is indeed a stunning creature, and the fact that it helps control mosquito populations is an added bonus.

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  17. Great capture on the first one - those wings! #NaturesNotes

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  18. I find them to be such magical creatures....Michelle

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