Darners, rushes, thoraxes. Sedge!
Sedges have edges and rushes are round!
don't you know that?Now 'Aeshna' that's a beautiful name.
This dragonfly an Aeshna juncea.
Today, day 7, oh it's all up to my mind now? Well, i am very annoyed. It is very annoying to think of a wonderful cigarette, don't you love it, to deeply inhale, to go up in smoke, ahhh breath out :)
So today i am like a little child, stamping my feet.
And there was this beautiful dragonfly, he is dead.
But so we get to see it very clearly. It is a Darner and to be precise a Sedge Darner. It is amazing how the shape of the lines on the thorax determine which species. To think that there are all sorts of darners, but defined by little stitches like that.
When you look at the lace of their wings. Amazingly i see here in the book that all Emeralds, Darners and Skimmers use the same pattern to crochet their wings.
As for Juncea that word refers to Rushes, where in the book i use (Dragonflies of Alaska by John Hudson and Robert H. Armstrong) they give this dragonfly the common name of Sedge Darner. Which puts me on an edge, i would like to be round.