Mature male blue dasher dragonfly in an obelisk posture by David Smart for Stocksy United

Mature male blue dasher dragonfly in an obelisk posture

A mature male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) dragonfly perched with abdomen raised in the obelisk posture. Some dragonflies assume this posture, with tail pointed toward the sun, to prevent overheating on hot sunny days.

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Uploaded 6 September, 2013
Camera: NIKON D70

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