Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly (male)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula pulchella) spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by its distinctive pattern of wing spots and the terminal appendages at the end of its abdomen. Notice that the Twelve-spotted Skimmer perches on four of six legs, with the two front legs curled around its head.

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2 Responses to “Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly (male)”

  1. lcraven Says:

    Very nice!

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