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Blue Dasher
Pachydiplax longipennis


Blue Dasher, Mittry Lake, AZ


Male Blue Dasher, Mittry Lake, AZ


Male Blue Dasher, Mittry Lake, AZ


Female, Imperial County, CA


Adult female, Imp. County, CA


Immature, Imperial County, CA


Female, Imperial County, CA


Adult male, Imp. County, CA


Adult male, Imp. County, CA


Adult male, Imp. County, CA


Adult male, Imp. County, CA


Adult male, Imp. County, CA



Blue Dashers are quite common throughout our area!  The Gila and Colorado Rivers, New River Wetlands and all freshwater bodies of water in the area are fine places to look for them.  Blue Dasher generally likes to sit on a prominent perch and has a white face.  Western Pondhawk is common in the same habitats but has a green face and likes to sit low, or even on, moss or debris on the waters surface.

Last updated
Sep 8, 2003