A Wandering Glider dragonfly (Pantala flavescens) was spotted at Mason Neck West Park (MNWP), Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male. Wandering Gliders do not display sexual dimorphism; terminal appendages may be used to differentiate females and males.
I like the subtle beauty of the coloration/pattern of markings along the abdomen of Wandering Gliders.
This guy was very skittish! I spooked him when I backed up for a slightly wider view of the scene — usually that happens the other way around.
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