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Icthyporteus elegans
("fish destroyer" "elegant")

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Specimen #01111, 8/28/2000

Wingspan: 3.5 inches (9 cm)

Composition: Sterling silver wire, #12 surgical steel scalpel blades, bronze treble fish hook

Comments: My first hook-tailed dragonfly. The treble hook in the tail was remarkably vicious to work with. It was worth it, though. I used the blowtorch to darken almost the entire wing area, leaving light tips in comparison with the bluish-black.

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