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Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia


Medium size skimmer. The males have distinctive white abdomen and the females abdomen is brown and white. Both sexes have distinctively black patterned wings. Females oviposit (lay eggs) by repeatedly dipping their abdomens into the water's edge.


Pond and lake margins


Observed on W corner of Heath Pond, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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Brian Parsons
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Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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