Well, here it is, the end of Friday, and I still haven’t gotten my Friday 5 post up for the week yet. Instead, it’s coming tomorrow! In the meantime, here’s a photo of the back-end of a dragonfly that I rather like. It’s not perfect by any means, but I draw your attention to the wingbuds:
Look how you can see the tiny little wings developing in there! And you can even tell this is going to be a skimmer because you can see the tell-tale “boot” shape in the hindwing. So cool that you can see those things developing right before your eyes!
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11 thoughts on “Friday 5 Coming Tomorrow”
Beautiful! I can’t wait!
I’m not seeing the boot shape in the hindwing(s). Could you highlight this feature?
Sure! See where the red arrow is pointing? That’s the middle of the “foot” in the boot. The “ankle” is above the arrow, the “toes” below, and the “leg” off to the right.
Thanks, I too was wondering about that. It’s obvious once you’ve seen it.
Glad I could clear that up for you then!
I thought of you and your marvelous blog when posting this dragonfly:
Ha ha! Great! Thank you so much for sharing.
You’re welcome! Happy Holidays to you and yours!