07 Mar '12, 4am

The Annotated Budak: Ponders by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Ponders by @budak

Coenagrionid damselflies, at least those that frequent the pools of city parks, tend to keep their wings closed and their profiles low when they have chosen a perch, which is usually one close to the water and removed from the line of sight of visitors with grand visions but little inkling of what passes under their eyes. Generally small but stoutly built and possessing short legs and stalked wings, pond damsels outnumber all other Zygopteran families in speciosity, and many have prospered as brooks and seeps gave way to reservoirs of still water, suburban cauldrons that bubble with tangled filaments and boil with a flood of invasive bodies. Tolerant of pollution, poor oxygen levels and high temperatures, coenagrionids dominate the near-invisible community of insects that swarm in the reeds and rushes after releasing themselves from the freedom of their aquatic forms. Ever...

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