Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (female) redux

The following female Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula cyanea) has a slightly malformed abdomen. I spotted this dragonfly in a large meadow far from the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. Two anatomical features are visible in all of the photos: the black and white pterostigma located near each wing tip; and the female terminal appendages located at the end of its abdomen.

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

    […] female Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula cyanea) was spotted on 04 June 2012 in a large meadow far from the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This dragonfly, shown […]

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