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Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies (mating pair)

Libellula vibrans

Description:

A mating pair of Great Blue Skimmer dragonflies spotted in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair is shown "in wheel." All dragonflies and damselflies have a 10-segmented abdomen: male dragonfly secondary genitalia are located in segments two and three (2 and 3); female genitalia in segment eight (8). Therefore, the male dragonfly is on top; the female is on the bottom.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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1 Comment

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

This is one I rarely see - great to see them in tandem - thanks for sharing

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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