Thursday, June 13, 2013
Blue dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis ♂), in Portsmouth, Virginia.
This photo shows the dasher’s bum pointing straight up in what is called an obelisk posture. The behavior is thought to be a heat-regulating mechanism that reduces the surface area of the insect’s body exposed to direct sunlight.  . 

Blue dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis ), in Portsmouth, Virginia.

This photo shows the dasher’s bum pointing straight up in what is called an obelisk posture. The behavior is thought to be a heat-regulating mechanism that reduces the surface area of the insect’s body exposed to direct sunlight.  . 

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