Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia) by monon738 LaGrange County, Taken this past season, a female Chalk-fronted Corporal taken in LaGrange County, Indiana. The Chalk-fronted Corporal is found only in a few counties in northern Indiana and are found very locally. Very immature female taken earlier in the season in comment section. https://flic.kr/p/2kNZXdF
When I was a little kid I used to try to imagine what an 8th rainbow stripe looked like. Alas, I could not. But this dragonfly probably can. We have three types of light sensing “opsins” allowing us to perceive colors as combinations of red, blue, and green.
Dragonflies have up to 33 opsins. Does that mean their rainbow has 33 stripes? WHOA.
I peered into these eyes last August in Missouri. Long citation under the cut.
Ryo Futahashi, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Michiyo Kinoshita, Kazutoshi Yoshitake, Shunsuke Yajima, Kentaro Arikawa, Takema FukatsuProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 2015, 112 (11) E1247-E1256; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424670112
Dragon, Damsel, Dance and Fly!
Whereby the order of Odonata get a guest spot in the Weekly Poem having morphed from the initial Word Salad creative writing exercise
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I love how synchronicities work. This week’s poem began as a creative writing warm up exercise with my fellow Word Alchemists last Saturday. In an exercise called “Word Salad” I haul out my mammoth Oxford English Dictionary and randomly pick six words I literarily close my eyes, open a page, twirl my finger in the air and then light down onto the page. Once we have six words, I challenge us to…