Butterflies, Bugs and Such - JudithSparhawk
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Black Saddlebags-Male ~ A new species for me today, and hoping for a better photo next time.  There were two of them, and they mostly just patrolled the pond, were powerful flyers, and seemed skittish about alighting with me nearby.  When this one finally stopped, it lit on a weed that was swaying wildly in the wind, so  even this photo was a real gift. The broad black saddle mark and folded long legs give the thorax a bulky look in flight.

Black Saddlebags-Male ~ A new species for me today, and hoping for a better photo next time. There were two of them, and they mostly just patrolled the pond, were powerful flyers, and seemed skittish about alighting with me nearby. When this one finally stopped, it lit on a weed that was swaying wildly in the wind, so even this photo was a real gift. The broad black saddle mark and folded long legs give the thorax a bulky look in flight.

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