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Needham's Skimmer Dragonfly

Libellula needhami


Males have red face and body, along with brown lower hindlegs and orange wings. Female and juvenile male Needham's have a lateral thoracic pattern, augmented by the two-toned costa (Major vein running along the leading edge of the wings). This one looks like a female or immature from a distance.


Spotted while waiting for the shuttle bus. It was across the road resting on a tall stalk of grass. Could not get closer, change view, or get camera to focus in late afternoon light.

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 21, 2013

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