The blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is very common and widely distributed through North America and into the Bahamas. Although the species name longipennis means "long wings", their wings are not substantially longer than those of related species. Females do, however, have a short abdomen that makes the wings appear longer in comparison.
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ἄνισος anisos, "unequal" and πτερόν pteron, "wing", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing).Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body.
Ophiogomphus susbehcha is the scientific name for the St. Croix Snaketail Dragonfly which is found mainly in a large, clean river habitat.
The dragonfly's scientific name is Anisoptera, from the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Odonata, and it's best known for its beautiful coloring and sparkling wings. There are 5,000 individual species of dragonfly worldwide, many of which are classified as threatened due to dwindling numbers.
Scientific English Français Deutsch Nederlands; Aeshna cyanea: Southern Hawker : Aeschne bleue : Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer : Blauwe Glazenmaker ; Aeshna grandis
Descriptive names. Many dragonfly families have descriptive common names associated with their scientific names. Examples include the hawkers (Aeshnidae), petaltails (Petaluridae), and clubtails (Gomphidae). Numerous other names related to neither taxonomy nor fact have traditionally been applied to dragonflies, such as horse stinger ...
common name: dragonflies and damselflies scientific name: (Insecta: Odonata) ... Some species of dragonfly have vast distributions such as the blue-eyed darner, Rhinoaeschna multicolor, which is found from coast to coast in North America, in addition to Central and South America. In contrast, many families of damselflies are narrowly restricted ...
The fast and bright Blue Dasher is one of the most commonly sighted and enjoyed dragonflies in all of North America. Blue Dashers are one of the most abundant dragonflies in the U.S. and can be found near slow moving water sources, marshes and ponds. ... Scientific Name: Pachydiplax longipennis. Other Name(s): Blue Pirate
Thanks to their large size and beautiful blue eyes, the Blue-Eyed Darner is easy to spot and identify. The blue and black coloring on the abdomen ('tail') is difficult to miss. This species is one of a few Darners to make an appearance soon after winter in the western part of the continent.