Dragonflies have much in common with birds, including flight, insect predation and sexual dimorphism. This post illustrates the latter. The male and female Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis) are so different in their markings and coloration that they can easily be mistaken for separate species (I can’t go public with the number of times I’ve done that!).
I posted an image of the male yesterday and will include another, along with a female, to provide a striking example of sexual dimorphism.
Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.