Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly (young male)

The following gallery shows 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 young male, as indicated by its distinctive pattern of wing spots, incomplete pruinescence, 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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