Bar-winged Skimmer dragonflies (young males)

This post features photos of one or more Bar-winged Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula axilena) spotted during a photowalk at Huntley Meadows Park on 31 May 2014. These individuals are young males, as indicated by their partial pruinescence and terminal appendages.

The wings are generally clear with a touch of white pruinosity basally in the hindwings … . There is also a black bar between the nodus and pterostigma and the tips of each wing are black. Source Credit: Bar-winged Skimmer, Odonata Central.

Bar-winged Skimmer dragonfly (young adult male)

Bar-winged Skimmer dragonfly (young adult male)

Bar-winged Skimmer dragonfly (young adult male)

Bar-winged Skimmer dragonfly (young adult male)

The young male dragonfly is flexing its terminal appendages, as shown in the following photo, perhaps in preparation for mating with a female that he saw and I didn’t.

Bar-winged Skimmer dragonfly (young adult male)

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  1. A sampler of male dragonfly claspers (Part 2) | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

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