Brown Spiketail dragonfly

The following photo gallery shows a Brown Spiketail dragonfly (Cordulegaster bilineata) perching near the ground. This individual is a female as indicated by its terminal appendages and spike-shaped ovipositor on the underside of its abdomen (posterior end).

This specimen was spotted in an open field along the trail to Hidden Pond, a small lake located at Meadowood Recreation Area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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