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Swift river cruiser

Macromia illinoiensis


Large dragon fly often seen patrolling rivers and streams.


This dragon fly had emerged from it's exuvia and was getting ready for it's first flight. I took several pictures of it before it flew off leaving behind the exuvia that it had earlier come out of.

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1 Comment

Geodialist 8 years ago

Great catch, Matt!

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Great Falls, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

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