Slaty Skimmer dragonflies "in mating wheel"


A mating pair of Slaty Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula incesta) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. All dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen: male dragonfly secondary genitalia are located in segments two and three (2 and 3); female genitalia in segment eight (8). Therefore, the male dragonfly is on top in the preceding photo; the female on bottom.

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