DRAGONFLIES

Here are a couple dragonflies I saw at Bubbling Ponds recently. The Flame Skimmer is a dragonfly of the Southwest, they are native to western North America. Their distinguishing characteristic is dark red-orange body. The females are usually darker than the males. The Blue-Eyed Darner is a common dragonfly in the western United States, spotted… Read More DRAGONFLIES

BLUES

Here is a comparison of the Acmon Blue and the Melissa Blue butterflies. The Acmon Blue is the most common of the gossamer wing family. They have a row of orange spots along the edge of the hind wing. They are less than an inch in size. These butterflies are found throughout the southwest, although… Read More BLUES