Common Name: "Blue Dasher"
Scientific Name: Pachydiplax longipennis
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Pachydiplax longipennis.
Daytime: Typically seen during daylight / daytime hours.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Blue Dasher has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
blue   green   yellow   black   hairy   fuzzy   large   flying   winged   transparent   six-legged   outdoors   pond   stream   water source   daytime   summer   agile   fast
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Blue Dasher. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
1.02 inches (26 mm)
1.77 inches (45 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Blue Dasher. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Blue Dasher can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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