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Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
The Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) is a widespread dragonfly of the eastern United States occurring west to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 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 Austin, Travis Co., Texas in mid April 2004. Two of the shots show a male with his distinct claspers and the 3rd shot is apparently a young female. Note the fine white hairs that cover much of the thorax of this distinctive species.
The Stream Cruisers in the next 2 shots shown here were near Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in mid 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 shot of a pair of Stream Cruisers in copula shown here was taken in the Davy Crockett National Forest, Houston Co., Texas, in March, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The pair of Stream Cruisers in copula shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2009. This image was taken with the same photo gear as the previous image.
The female Stream Cruiser shown here was also in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2009, and was shot with the same gear as the previous shot.
The female Stream Cruiser shown here was in Austin in April, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2x Extender and 580 flash.
The next 7 images of Stream Cruiser were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. The first 2 shots show a female, then the next 5 are of males.
The female Stream Cruiser shown here was in Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2010. Same photo gear as previously described was used for this image.
The male shown here was in the Angelina National Forest, Jasper Co., Texas, in April, 2010. The same photo gear as previously described was used for this image.
The male Stream Cruisers in the next four shots were in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2011. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The female Stream Cruiser on the right was at Black Rock Lake near Mountain City, Georgia, in May, 2011.
The next three shots of male Stream Cruisers were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2012.
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
with a bee as prey
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2013
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
14 March 2013
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Chippewa River
@ Hwy 8 in Bruce,
Rusk Co., Wisconsin
13 June 2014
45.4515
-91.2611
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
female
Kemps Biological Statiom,
near Woodruff, Oneida Co.,
Wisconsin
16 June 2014
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
female
Kemps Biological Statiom,
near Woodruff, Oneida Co.,
Wisconsin
16 June 2014
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
25 February 2016
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
25 February 2016
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
male
Southeast Metro Park,
near Garfield,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2017