buggirl: I haven’t a clue how to ID dragonfli…

buggirl:

I haven’t a clue how to ID dragonflies.  But they’re lovely predators. 

Jatun Sacha, Ecuador

How to ID Dragonflies:

1) Take close-up photos of their privates. Side view > top view

2) Post photos on iNaturalist

3) Wait

4) ID obtained! Congratulations!

Really though. Dragonflies, butterflies, and birds. I swear some people have fire-alarm style alerts set up that wake them up so they can be the first to ID them. I think even my worst, blurriest dragonflies from Malawi ended up with IDs within a week.