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Bar-winged Skimmer

Libellula axilena

Notes:

Male

2 Species ID Suggestions

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago
Bar-winged Skimmer
Libellula axilena
Juvenile 12-Spotted Skimmer
Tramea lacerata


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4 Comments

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion and the info LoisStacey!! Very helpful! This was the first time I'd seen this dragonfly!

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

You can also see the other distinguishing mark, there is a pale whitish-blue wash on the base of the hind wing. None of the other similar species have this.

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

This is a Bar-winged Skimmer. It is a male and just starting to get the pruinose blue color. The key here is the 'wolf's head' on the side of the thorax. You can see a very distinct head with muzzle and ears.

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 8 years ago

Awesome photo

courtneyhitson
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courtneyhitson

Rochelle, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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