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Whitetail Dragonfly

Plathemis lydia


The male's chunky white body, combined with the brownish-black bands on translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots.


Can be found around ponds, lakes, marshes, streams; adults may also be found some distance from water. Found in the 48 contiguous states and the range continues south into Mexico.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice spotting; you could also add this to the Animals of North Carolina mission

e s c
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e s c

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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