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  •  Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia) (7+ / 0-)


    Image search this dragonfly and you'll see why that one came to mind.

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    by vmibran on Thu May 09, 2013 at 12:51:40 PM PDT

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    •  Almost certainly a Plathemis lydia... (6+ / 0-)

      ... a.k.a. a Libellula lydia (Depending on what authority you reference, one name or the other is preferred, but I can find nothing definitive as to which is "more correct", so I assume both are.)

      Commonly known as a "Common Whitetail" dragonfly, or a "Long-tailed Skimmer".  This is probably an immature specimen, since the mature adult male has a very white body.

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      by Laughing Vergil on Thu May 09, 2013 at 01:04:08 PM PDT

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