So what is it? Here’s the answer

mystery close up

Thanks again for playing along with this “birding” quiz. Did you get it right?

Let’s see. Click below for the full photo.

They are Meadowhawk dragonflies mating. The above¬†cropped photo makes it look like one very odd-looking species of insect. Zooming out, we see it’s actually two dragonflies engaged in the act of producing more dragonflies.

Here’s an interesting article explaining dragonfly sex.

Photo by Chris Bosak Meadowhawk dragonflies mate in Selleck's/Dunlap Woods in Darien in summer 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Meadowhawk dragonflies mate in Selleck’s/Dunlap Woods in Darien in summer 2014.

Here’s another angle of pair.

Photo by Chris Bosak Meadowhawk dragonflies mate in Selleck's/Dunlap Woods in Darien in summer 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Meadowhawk dragonflies mate in Selleck’s/Dunlap Woods in Darien in summer 2014.

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