Anisoptera (dragonflies) and Zygoptera (damselflies)

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Everglades Sprite tandem pair. Boca Raton, FL, May 15, 2012. 9:53 a.m. EDT. Note "spread wing" posture of male. Presumably for better balance and quicker takeoff; this is not the normal wing posture.