Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans)

A Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans) spotted during a photowalk through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is an adult male, as indicated by its blue coloration and the male terminal appendages (claspers) located at the end of its abdomen. Contrast the appearance of a male Great Blue Skimmer with two females of the same species.

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