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immature male Western Pondhawk

The colour struck me as this Dragonfly zipped forward and back around us along the trail we were on. It never stopped long enough to get close shots, or ones at angles other than from the back side, but checking it out at home proved its worth. This wasn't another Great Blue Skimmer. The pruinose, or dusty / matte blue and green made it look like a thick piece of coloured chalk - and identified it as an immature male Western Pondhawk. Adult male western pondhawks don't have the pronounced green this one has - and females are all green. Immature WPs are also noted as having all green colouring as the females do - so I'd imagine this one is more of an adolescent. Not quite ready to drive, but wanting to get behind the wheel nonetheless.

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Date:Jul 21, 2013
Location:Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park
City:Chilliwack
Province/State:BC
Country:Canada

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