Ringed Boghaunters and the Bogs They Haunt

July 12, 2014


Photographer: David Marvin; David's Web site
Summary Authors: David Marvin; Jackie Phillips

In the dark forests surrounding the waters of sphagnum bogs, Ringed Boghaunter dragonflies haunt the air. They can be seen flitting though the shadows of the woods, seemingly disappearing as they land on the bare ground or fallen leaves where they blend in with their surroundings. These rare dragonflies prefer to be surrounded by mature forests for the breeding of their larvae and nymphs. Because of their unique habitat needs, Ringed Boghaunter dragonflies have only been recorded in a handful of locations in the U.S., including Michigan, where this Ringed Boghaunter was photographed.  Photo taken on May 26, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Maker: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP; Camera Model: E-5; Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8 macro; Focal Length: 105mm; Aperture: f/7.1; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Aperture 3.5.1.