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Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia

Description:

Large dragonfly with banded wings and markings down the side of the abdomen. Immature male.

Habitat:

Spotted at the edge of a pond.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Band Winged Dragaonfly
Plathemis lydia File:Plathemis lydia 7.jpg - Wikimedia Commons


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3 Comments

KimberlyDuran
KimberlyDuran 5 years ago

Thanks folks!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Nice. This dragonfly is more commonly called the Common Whitetail. Plathemis lydia is the correct scientific name. :-)
http://bugguide.net/node/view/603

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Nice find and shot on this one.

KimberlyDuran
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Spotted on May 31, 2015
Submitted on Dec 31, 2015

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