Pachydiplax longipennis

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Photograph by Kurt Andreas.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Pachydiplax longipennis – blue dasher (male), New Paltz, New York, August 13, 2010.

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So now we have spam for “longipennis” as the post at PT. How low can evolutionists go?

Sure, I just bet it means “long feathers.” Insects don’t have feathers.

Glen Davidson

And look at it! It’s OF THE DEVIL!

Must be an incubus

That is a cool angle on the Dasher. Nice shot! Thanks for posting this Matt!

What plant species is that.

EvoDevo said:

What plant species is that.

Looks like a Teasel - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teasel - see the little Velcro-like hooks on the ends of the spines?

Long what now? ;)

Paul Burnett said:

EvoDevo said:

What plant species is that.

Looks like a Teasel - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teasel - see the little Velcro-like hooks on the ends of the spines?

I don’t think that’s teasel. Too many inflorescences on one stem. I think teasel usually only has one, much larger inflorescence per stem, but I may be mistaken.

Sinjari said:

I don’t think that’s teasel. Too many inflorescences on one stem. I think teasel usually only has one, much larger inflorescence per stem, but I may be mistaken.

Not to mention the size. If they were teasels, old longipennis would have to the largest insect in the world. I’ll go for Burdock, the plant that inspired Velcro.

Velcro was inspired by a plant? AHA, DESIGN!!!111!!!eleven!!!!!

(And here I would have guessed its inspiration would be a lizard, or maybe a fly or spider.)

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