Female Libellula luctuosa
Don’t they look a bit like fishing lures? They almost look like they should be hanging at the end of a hook. I must be hanging around the river and all those fishermen too much. One thing about it, you meet some interesting folks.
I made my best guess at these dragonflies as per their ID.
The one above might be a Painted Skimmer, Libellula semifasciata. You can see right through him.
White-faced Meadowhawk – Sympetrum obtrusum above and below maybe?
And we have the trapeze artist. They are pretty good aerialists too.
I like the golden-colored ones, the sun just makes them magical. I bet they are the ones that inspired fairies.
This particular one just happens to be female, Libellula luctuosa.
Not sure of this dragonfly, maybe, Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Beautiful insects, don’t you agree?