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Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
The Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata) is a moderate sized southeastern dragonfly which reaches its western limit in central Texas. The first three shots on this page were digital captures with a Canon 10D and EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 550 EX flash in the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas in early April, 2004. There are two shots of males, one on the ground and one resting on the trunk of a pine tree and also a shot of a female on the ground.
The female Blue Corporal shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in March, 2005. It was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. This represented the first record for the county.
The Blue Corporals in the next 3 shots here were in Houston Co., Texas, in March, 2008. These images were shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male and female Blue Corporals in the next 2 shots were in the Angelina National Forest, Jasper Co., Texas, in April, 2010. A Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash was used for these images.
The female Blue Corporal on the right was in the Angelina National Forest, Jasper Co., Texas, in March, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The dorsal shot of a male Blue Corporal was taken at Campbell Lake, Sandhills State Forest,
Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, in May, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
female
Boykin Springs,
Jasper Co., Texas
25 March 2013
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
female
Indian Creek
Jasper Co., Texas
25 March 2013
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
young male
near Blackwater River,
Okaloosa Co., Florida
31 March 2013
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
male
Boykin Springs,
Jasper Co., Texas
30 March 2015
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
male
Boykin Springs,
Jasper Co., Texas
30 March 2015
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
young male
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area,
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2015
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
female
Forest Road 249,
near Woodworth,
Rapides Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2015
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
male
Cold Sulphur Springs Lake,
Goshen,
Rockbridge Co., Virginia
30 June 2015
Lat 37.975797, Lon -79.517283
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
female
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2016
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
male
Anderson Pond,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
3 April 2016
Lat 31.403009, Lon -93.140491
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
14 March 2017
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
female
Maple Flats Ponds in the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest near Stuarts Draft,
Augusta Co., Virginia
9 June 2017