Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Two snaketails

The current spell of hot muggy weather brought an end to the garden stunting weeks of cool, foggy weather. Many of our resident dragonflies have emerged en masse. Among my favourites are the snaketails (genus Ophiogomphus).

Here are males of two species I encountered over the last week.

[click on images to enlarge]

While they are attractive and a challenge to get close to, it is perhaps their preferred habitat that most appeals to me. Along the north shore they are found in many of the rocky streams and rivers that empty into Lake Superior, habitat they share with our native brook trout.

1 comment:

  1. wow! Awesome shots :) .. Those are 2 dragon's I'd really like to see someday!