Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (female)

Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) was captured in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

A Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) netted at Saint Louis Catholic School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

20 JUL 2016 | Fairfax County, VA USA | Spot-winged Glider (female)

An 18″ diameter insect net was used to capture the dragonfly; a small plastic clothespin was used to hold its wings while I shot several photographs of the specimen. The dragonfly was released after a few minutes, unharmed.

A Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) netted at Saint Louis Catholic School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

20 JUL 2016 | Fairfax County, VA USA | Spot-winged Glider (female)

I prefer the photos of the specimen posed against a clean background such as the blue sky overhead. Compare/contrast the photos featuring a simple- versus more cluttered background. Which do you prefer?

A Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) netted at Saint Louis Catholic School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

20 JUL 2016 | Fairfax County, VA USA | Spot-winged Glider (female)

A Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) netted at Saint Louis Catholic School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

20 JUL 2016 | Fairfax County, VA USA | Spot-winged Glider (female)

The last photo is a ventral view that clearly shows this individual is a female.

A Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) netted at Saint Louis Catholic School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

20 JUL 2016 | Fairfax County, VA USA | Spot-winged Glider (female)

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