Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday's Foto

Birds are not the only animals that migrate through New York City. This Spot-winged Glider in one of several species of dragonflies that have annual migratory cycles. A common species in the skimmers family, it is found throughout southern Canada and the U.S., as well as, the West Indies, Central America south to Argentina and Chile. According to the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, "migrations are seen annually in late summer and early fall, when thousands to millions of insects stream southward along coasts, lake shores, and mountain ridges from Canada down to Mexico and the West Indies, passing along both coasts of the United States and through the Midwest." Only 16 of North American's 326 dragonfly species have been confirmed as regular migrants.

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