[Odonata-l] extra wings?

Lchalidze@aol.com Lchalidze@aol.com
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 08:17:28 EDT

In Vermont recently we spotted an individual with what appeared to be 
vestigial butterfly wings (a bit droopy) in addition to the usual double dragonfly 
wings. (Obviously, we are amateurs!) We have many dragonflies here; sometimes 
when I sit quietly by the pond they sometimes land on me, and have even mated on 
my forearm, but I have never seen anything like this.

Any explanations from people who know more than we do? Thanks much.