Friday, June 12, 2009

Dragonfly (aka Mosquito Hawk)

In Louisiana dragonflies are called mosquito hawks... since they eat tons of mosquitoes. The sucky part is in New Orleans they also spray pesticides like hell from these trucks driving up and down every street to kill all the mosquitoes, which ended up killing the dragonflies too. I am assuming in the end of this lame equation you end up with the same amount of mosquitoes.
Mosquito hawks in the smokey mountains of North Carolina seem a little smaller then the big ones flying in the southern swamps (maybe since they aren't mutated by constant chemical spraying), but the butterfly like colors on this one are something I have never seen before! I love it. I hope it saves me from a few mosquito bites... ;)

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