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Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia

Description:

She is on a landscaping timber in front of my azaleas.



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MichaelFulbright
MichaelFulbright 2 years ago

This is mos def a Plathemis lydia (Common Whitetail) Female. The males have a pruinose abdomen (whitish/powdery.) They also have an entirely different wing pattern.
The female whitetail has pale markings on the abdomen on each segment, but the twelve-spotted skimmer has an unbroken line on each side of the abdomen.
Great pic!

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.65

Spotted on Jun 17, 2011
Submitted on Jun 17, 2011

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