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Twelve-spotted Skimmer, male

Libellula pulchella


Large, striking skimmer with three big black spots one each wing.


Lakes, ponds with emergent vegetation


I spotted this handsome dragonfly hunting in my garden. It was very eye-catching. This male is just starting to get the pruinose abdomen.

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DianePlatcoBrooks 11 years ago

Thank you Yuko, asergio, s Frazier and Michael. This dragon was very cooperative and allowed me to get to within inches of him.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Very nice!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Spectacular, Diane, congrats.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

This is a beautiful series!

MichaelWeymannWenzel 11 years ago

Great pic!!

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Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2004
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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