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Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
The Thornbush Dasher (Micrathyria hagenii) is a fairly small dragonfly of southwest Texas. During mid summer it often can be common across much of central Texas as well. The male dasher shown at right was photographed at Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Travis Co., Texas in June, 2003. The next shot, of a young female, was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in May, 2003. Both shots were taken with a Canon EOS 10D and 70-200 mm F2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 550 EX flash.
The male Thornbush Dasher below was in Hidalgo Co., Texas in June, 2006, and was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female Thornbush Dasher shown here was in southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, in May, 2007. This image was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 3 shots of Thornbush Dashers (female, male, and female) were all taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender with flash.
The female shown here is in an obilisk position whereby the tip of the abdomen is pointed at the sun to minimize the amount of the insect's body exposed to the direct sun's rays.
The male Thornbush Dasher shown here was at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in September, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and Canon 580 flash.
The male Thornbush Dasher shown here was at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in June, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The teneral female Thornbush Dasher shown here was at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in September, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female Thornbush Dasher shown here was at Bentsen State Park, Hidalgo Co., Texas, in October, 2009.
The male Thornbush Dasher shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in October, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The male Thornbush Dasher shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Co., Texas, in August, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next 2 shots show different male Thornbush Dashers in Austin, Texas, in October, 2010. The same photo gear as previously described was used.
The female Thornbush Dasher inthe next four images was at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2011.
The male Thornbush Dasher on the right was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in September, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 August 2013
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 September 2013
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 September 2013
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
24 October 2013
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
along Harmon Road,
Bastrop State Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
25 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
along Harmon Road,
Bastrop State Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
25 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
30 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
30 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
30 July 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 August 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 August 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
29 September 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
29 September 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
National Butterfly Center,
Mission,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
8 November 2014
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
1 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
1 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
9 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
9 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
9 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
9 June 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 July 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
11 August 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
3 November 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
27 April 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
young male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
young male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
mature female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
mature male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
mature male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
mature male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 September 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Llano Grande State Park,
Weslaco,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
18 November 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Llano Grande State Park,
Weslaco,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
18 November 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Laguna Atascosa N.W.R.,
Cameron Co., Texas
19 November 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Laguna Atascosa N.W.R.,
Cameron Co., Texas
19 November 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Santa Ana N.W.R.,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
19 November 2016
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
20 June 2017
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
21 June 2017
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
21 June 2017
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
21 June 2017
Thornbush Dasher
Micrathyria hagenii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
13 July 2017