Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: A Month of BugShot Photos!

Because a few of you have expressed an interest in my sharing some more photos from BugShot 2011, I’m going to feature them on Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday all month!  First up, a spreadwing damselfly from the genus Lestes:


Lestes damselfly

Lestes (and other genera in the family Lestidae) are large damselflies that hold their wing slightly apart when they rest.  They’ve often got metallic coloring, so they come in some pretty amazing bronze, green, and blue colors.  I think they’re beautiful!


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10 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: A Month of BugShot Photos!

  1. wondeful photo. i like your blog. I was study Natural Science. My degree thesis was about microarthropodos and soil ecology, in Italy.

    • Honestly… I was so wrapped up in getting a shot of this bugger that I didn’t pay any attention to it while I was photographing it and didn’t get any shots that show the sides or the pattern of the abdomen clearly. I only got a few shots before it flew off too… I therefore don’t know and have not been successful at trying to ID it from photos like this one. Sorry I’m not more help!

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