This is the second Painted Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula semifasciata) I’ve seen in 2015 at Huntley Meadows Park. Coincidentally this individual is another male, as indicated by its terminal appendages. Unlike the first one of the year that was spotted deep in the forest, this specimen was seen near a vernal pool in a small meadow.
It seems like the early-season Painted Skimmers are super skittish — five snaps and he was gone, similar to the first one!
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