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Widow skimmer (male)

Libellula luctuosa


Wings of both sexes are marked with prominent black basal bands. They keep their wings extended over their bodies. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing as they mature. The abdomen measures 24–32 mm. They also have a slight white hue on their abdomen and thorax.(Wikipedia)


Spotted at Lake Sunset in Benton, Arkansas.

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Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2018
Submitted on Sep 12, 2018

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