Common Whitetail dragonfly

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A Common Whitetail skimmer dragonfly (Libellula lydia) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by its white abdomen and the mid-wing brownish-black bands that go edge-to-edge on its translucent wings. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots (their mid-wing bands do not go edge-to-edge).

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