Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (immature males)

The following photos show an immature male Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA on 18 May 2012. This individual, possibly a teneral, was perched on grass in a meadow located at least 100 yards from the wetlands.

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I spotted another Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly, shown in the following gallery, in the same meadow on 17 May 2012. This individual is an immature male, based upon the appearance of the terminal appendages at the end of its abdomen.

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  1. Malformed odonates | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] male Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans) was spotted at Huntley Meadows Park on 17 May 2012. This individual has a slightly malformed wing. He was very skittish and flew away after just a […]

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