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Widow Skimmer, adult male

Libellula luctuosa


Adults have a steely blue body area but juveniles are yellow with brown stipes. Wings of both sexes are marked with prominent black basal bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing. (Wikipedia)


The species frequents lakes, ponds, and pools in slow streams of all kinds with mud bottoms and often with vegetation, in open and wooded habitats. Common at farm ponds and other created habitats. (EOL)

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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.09, Long: -86.74

Spotted on Jul 31, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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