Slaty Skimmer dragonfly

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A Slaty Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula incesta) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature male, as indicated by its dark blackish-blue body and black head. Notice that the Slaty Skimmer perches on four of six legs, with the two front legs curled around its head.

Related Resources:

  • Mating pair of Slaty Skimmers – photo by Matthew Ryan, Volunteer, Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County Park Authority, Resource Management Division
  • Slaty Skimmer – Prince William [Virginia] Conservation Alliance
  • Slaty Skimmer – The Dragonflies & Damselflies of New Jersey
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