Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Chalk-fronted Corporal

The chalk-fronted corporal is quite the rare dragonfly here in Ohio, but quite the common dragonfly in late spring and early summer in Maine.  I've visited before and seen scores of them.  But in July, there are just a few hanging around.  It's always nice to see this species each year on our visit to Maine.  I have found them to be most easy to photograph when they bask on the wooden dock- in fact, most all my photos of this species are of them perched on a non-natural substrate.  In Ohio, they're only known from two northern counties, and are extremely rare here.


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