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fgorga

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Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« on: August 22, 2022, 11:47:06 am »

A while back we had posts about the differences in coloration between male and female ebony jewelwings.

Here is another example of sexually dimorphic coloration in damselflies. Also note the differences in the tip of the abdomen (terminal appendages).

Male Aurora Damsel


Female Aurora Damsel



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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 01:15:55 pm »

Both beauties.  I also love the info you provide.

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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 10:36:23 pm »

Thanks for the comment, Mark.

I am glad that I am not boring you with the biology.  :)

I have an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in biochemistry. I am retired now, but spent my career as a college chemistry professor. Thus "explaining things" is sort of ingrained in my psyche!!!

When I became interested in photographing these critters, I made a nuisance of myself pestering a colleague/friend in the biology department whose research involved damselflies. Thus I got a jump start in learning about these interesting critters. The book learning came later.

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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 12:23:25 am »

fgorga, my motivation for taking pictures of nature is to produce beautiful decorative art -- or, at least, I am trying to do that.  I think the type of background information you possess only enhances an image. 

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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 03:19:59 am »

Spectacular shots, both. I also like the info!
Bravo.
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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 06:35:11 am »

+1, from a fellow retired professor of microbial genetics
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Re: Aurora Damsels (male and female)
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2022, 03:30:42 pm »

+2, from a fellow retired molecular biologist, now with an interest in all things biological, and in particular aquatic insects, including Odonata; not to mention run-on sentences.  ;)
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