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Thanks for the suggestion and the info LoisStacey!! Very helpful! This was the first time I'd seen this dragonfly!
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.
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.
Spotted on Jun 10, 2012 Submitted on Sep 16, 2012
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