Widow Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) was spotted on 05 July 2015 during a photowalk at Huntley Meadows Park (HMP). This individual is a female, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages.

Beware of look-alikes: Immature male and female Widow Skimmers look similar.

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

This individual has a slightly malformed abdomen, especially noticeable in the preceding photo.

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

I’m especially fond of head-tilts in which the dragonfly seems to display some of its personality.

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

A Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female with a slightly malformed abdomen.

05 JUL 2015 | HMP | Widow Skimmer (female)

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