Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (mating pair)

The following photographs show a mating pair of Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula vibrans) spotted in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair is shown “in wheel.” All dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen: male dragonfly secondary genitalia are located in segments two and three (2 and 3); female genitalia in segment eight (8). Therefore, the male dragonfly is on top; the female is on the bottom.

Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (mating pair) Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (mating pair)

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