The previous "Obelisking Dragonfly" I dubbed a Blue Dasher even though he/she was brown and yellow. Some of you wondered about that. With this posting you can see the namesake! The male Blue Dasher is a beauty, the color of a clear sky. Some dragonflies spend most of their time flying, while others perch. Dashers are perchers. This smart fellow spends his days poised on a branch of my native salvia where the blue blossoms afford him some camouflage. The little Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennes, like other dragonflies, will eat what it can catch. I have seen these guys swoop repeatedly through a cloud of gnats - like sharks through a school of little fish.