|Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
Near Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder
County, Utah - 30 July 2006
2. Head and thorax - side view
3., 4. Appendages
1. Mating Pair
August 23, 2005, near Scipio but in Juab
- 1 1/4 to 1 3/4
- Thorax is bronze-black
with yellow stripe down center of upper
surface and 4 dark spots on the underside.
- Lower appendages are
less than half the length of the upper
- Stigma, dark
- Habitat - ponds
with cattails, bulrushes and sedges.
- Adult food is a
variety of soft-bodied flying insects such
as mosquitos, flies and moths. This
spot was full of gnats and mosquitoes.