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Needham's Skimmer dragonfly (male)

Libellula needhami

Description:

A Needham's Skimmer dragonfly spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by its reddish-orange coloration and the terminal appendages at the end of its abdomen. Needham's Skimmer dragonflies and Golden-winged Skimmer dragonflies are very similar in appearance. Refer to the following graphics for aid in identifying the two species: http://images24.fotki.com/v873/photos/9/... http://images23.fotki.com/v859/photos/9/... http://images23.fotki.com/v867/photos/9/... http://images24.fotki.com/v854/photos/9/...

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

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Geodialist
Geodialist a year ago

Thanks for all the recent favorites and comments, Torsten! I took a quick look at your Web site -- are you a professional entomologist?

Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.10

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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