Male Whitetail Dragonfly "Libellula lydia"
Male Whitetail Dragonfly "Libellula lydia". Males have bluish-white body and wings with a dark patch at the base and a dark band across the middle. Females have a a brown body and wings with a brown patch at the base, middle and tip. Compound eyes with as many as 30,000 separate receptors each of which is a separate light sensing organ. Dragonflies are said to be the world's fastest insects and they can reach speeds of 20-35 mph.
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