So now that our mystery insects have been identified as midges (thanks Ken!), we've been besieged (blessed) with dragonflies trying to eat up the little suckers.  All day today, there were swarms of dragonflies flying around our building.  I love dragonflies, so this was NOT a problem.  Judging by the number of midges at our windows tonight, the dragonflies should stick around for awhile too.  

There seem to be two main varieties of them here on Ambergris Caye.  Brown ones, with shorter, stockier bodies; and larger, skinnier green striped ones (my favorites).  I put out my hand and even got one to land.
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Brown dragonfly
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Green stripey dragonfly
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Hi, little guy!
And finally, moving up the predator chain, a local critter I picked up this week...
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"Mmmm...me wants dragonflies!"
10/22/2011 09:51:49 pm

YOU GUYS ARE BRAVE! Those things totally freak me out. Love the pictures.

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BeBelize Emily
10/22/2011 10:48:56 pm

Oh, I think dragonflies are cool -- they won't bite or hurt you in any way, and they eat mosquitoes and other bugs. When we used to go kayaking in North Carolina, they used to hitch rides with us on our kayaks. Looks like they're out in force again today!

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