The old gray mare

A Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans) was spotted during a photowalk with Michael Powell along Deephole Point Road at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (OBNWR), Prince William County, Virginia USA.

This individual is an old female, as indicated by her coloration and terminal appendages.

Oh the old gray mare
She ain’t what she used to be

Like a fine wine, she’s aged to perfection!

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One Response to “The old gray mare”

  1. Wally Jones Says:

    The more mature female Great Blue Skimmers give me pause as the eyes for some have turned blue like the male. I’m getting better at recognizing that anomaly and am always happy to see “an old gray mare”!

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