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Common Whitetail dragonflies (young males)

Libellula lydia, Plathemis lydia

Description:

A couple of Common Whitetail dragonflies spotted on the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. These individuals are young males, as indicated by the incomplete white pruinescence covering their abdomens. The individual shown in Photo 1 appears to be younger than the individual shown in Photo 2. Related Resource: Pruinescence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruinescenc...

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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