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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 9 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 9 years ago

Very nice!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Spectacular, Diane, congrats.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

This is a beautiful series!

Great pic!!

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Corning, Ohio, USA

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

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