Photo of the Week – Eyeball Love

<p><i>Rhionaeschna multicolor</i>, Aeshnidae<br />
Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
May 7, 2016</p>

Blue-eyed Darner

Rhionaeschna multicolor, Aeshnidae
Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
May 7, 2016

This week we have yet another pair of mating dragonflies. The male is above grasping the female just behind her eyes with his claspers. The female is below curling her abdomen up to the base of the male’s thorax where his secondary genitalia are located.

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