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Damselflies reflect on the Charles River
By adamg on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 10:48pm
Mary Ellen captured a couple of damselflies on a stalk in the placid water of the Charles River's Cow Island Pond stretch off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.
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Wow, lovely! I'd hang that
on my wall, and I don't particularly like insects. Bees are good, dragonflies, too. Those Egyptian beetles that roll the shit-balls are cool: I feel kinship in my job, sometimes. Butterflies, like the monarchs that manage to flit thousands of miles to Mexico and back: amazing. Most of 'em, not so much. Clothes moths: straight to hell, boys.
When I was a kid I used to
When I was a kid I used to think damelflies were super charged mosquitos.
Common wives' tale of my youth: dragonflies
will sew your ear closed while you are sleeping. Bizarre, I know, but we kids wondered. Given that they are highly-efficient killers of mosquitos and other pests, and zero threat to humans, I'd say, "Fire your PR firm."
You do realize they are mating in this picture?
I have a dock on a river in Western Mass, so I see this all the time. The females do not seem to enjoy it at all.
Magoo suspects these buggers are doing the buggerboo, or horizontal polka if you will, or perhaps the vertical tango of you will. Magoo.