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Great Blue Skimmer

Libellula vibrans


Dragonfly spotted in the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Currituck Banks.


Maritime forest.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Blue dasher
Pachydiplax longipennis

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Liam 8 years ago

Great Blue Skimmer seconded.

KarenL 8 years ago

Hi Garratt, ID suggestion should be for a specific species & contain the common & scientific name & a reference link. If you don't know the exact species than it is OK to leave some general advice in the comments, though I suspect that Chuck knows this is a dragonfly & was hoping for something a little more specific!

gatorfellows 8 years ago

I suggest a Great Blue Skimmer because of the dark wing markings; the small dot mid-wing edge and the dark around the front tips.

CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

Or a common Pondhawk. not sure

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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