Sunday slide 48

Eastern pondhawk draognfly Erythemis simplicicollis on skin of West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus
I’m fairly certain the dragonfly is an eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis.) But that’s not the only species visible in the shot. Take as much time as you need to find the other, before you check out Sunday slide 13, which should visually clue you in. Yes, they were taken at the same time. I kind of like the idea of how it’s an unprepossessing image, until you know a little more about it.

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