I write romantic suspense and warm, family relationship type novels, often with a touch of humor. Many of my books have featured animals as key players--dogs, cats, llamas, cockatiels, horses...even our son's pet albino corn snake, Sssssid, who appeared in my first Superromance back in 1999.

Animals have been a big part of my life since I was a child. How about you? I hope you'll become a "blog follower" here (see the right-hand column for a place to click) and will come back often. So...let's talk about our pets!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This really IS a creature! What is it?!

This blog is about all creatures great and small  (at http://roxannerustand.blogspot.com if you are reading this on Facebook) though that usually means pets, horses, and other familiar animals.  But this is creature I found on the side of our barn.  Looks like it is related to the dragon flies, given its wings, but it was huge and unlike anything I'd ever seen before...a little over 3.5  inches long.  Do you know what it is?!


  1. Try contacting a university. You may have a unique critter--that you can keep, by the way!!!

  2. It sure is different looking. I think it may be a Tramea Lacerata Dragonfly. The common name is Black Saddlebags. I found a website called BugGuide.net and typed dragonfly in the search bar. It came up with lots of pictures.

    I enjoy your writing. Thanks.

  3. What it IS is scary as heck! lol I'm glad you found it on your barn, instead of me finding it on mine. I would have had a heart attack! lol

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