Star Spangled Fourth (2016 Edition)

In celebration of the Fourth of July, it is my honor to present a color guard of several Spangled Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula cyanea) spotted at three locations in Northern Virginia. All three individuals are males, as indicated by their coloration and terminal appendages.

Mulligan Pond, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge

A Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula cyanea) spotted at Mulligan Pond, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

14 JUN 2016 | JMAWR | Spangled Skimmer (male)

Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

A Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula cyanea) spotted at Painted Turtle Pond, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

18 JUN 2016 | OBNWR | Spangled Skimmer (male)

Hidden Pond, Meadowood Recreation Area

A Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula cyanea) spotted at Hidden Pond, Meadowood Recreation Area, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

21 JUN 2016 | MRA | Spangled Skimmer (male)

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Star Spangled Fourth (2016 Edition)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Beautiful color guard! Happy 4th of July.

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