Sometimes, the name makes total sense...

August 31, 2010

One of the common dragonflies around this area is called the Granite Ghost.

When I saw it first, it was flying around, and Uma told me the name. Within a few minutes, it landed on the granite rocks, and I understood its name…

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How’s that for camouflage? That’s how these insects can, I suppose, sit out in the open and not become prey to passing predators….

Here’s a close-up, showing where it is:

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The way the dragonfly just seems to melt into the rock is fascinating…!