Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The American Rubyspot

Olentangy Week-  Over the next week, I'll be presenting images from my most recent trip to my old stomping grounds, the Olentangy River at Kenney Park while I'm away at Yellowstone National Park.

This damselfy is one of my favorites- and you should be able to see it  quite easily if you live near one of Central Ohio's rivers and beyond.  The males are a beautiful red, while the females are green and gold.  These damselflies fly across the river and land on adjacent vegetation (like this water willow leaf) and also rocks in the middle of the stream.  The adults don't stray far from the river.


Tomorrow:  The Stream Bluet.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous colour. I love everything, the legs, tail thing, wings, eyes... It's such a delicate creature, but it looks powerful.