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The Annotated Budak: Spritely by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Spritely by @budak

At first glance, there is little to tell one blue damselfly from another, and more so, when the lithe things decline to stay still and permit close scrutiny of their flanks. But with some effort that involves muddy knees and thorned thighs, the insects reveal marques of taxonomical interest, and one learns to tell sprite from wisp, sylvan from shadow, midget from threadtail, and build a mental scale of bodies that vary in length and girth. Stripes and streaks then assume patterns that tell tales, and even the curve of an abdomen – a gentle mound, a stiff rod, a dipping club – can betray the affinities of an individual yet to attain its true colours. There is currently an explosion of blue sprites at MacRitchie Reservoir, where a spate of unseasonal showers has swelled the thin swamps that flank its southern paths. The main waterbody remains level, however, through controll...

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