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Common Whitetail Dragonfly

Libellula lydia: aka Plathemis lydia. Skimmer Family (Libellulidae)


Common Whitetails are medium sized dragonflies, 1 3/4 inches long with a 2 3/4 inch wingspan.


Common Whitetails like still water, warm weedy ponds. Can also be found around marshes and sluggish streams.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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