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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).


Resting on a dried bloom by a canal at Bayou Segnette State Park. This park is not far from the urban center of New Orleans, yet it features access to two types of wetlands,swamp and marsh. Saltwater intrusion coming into the canals from the Gulf of Mexico created the marsh. This is a remarkable habitat for plant and wildlife.

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gatorfellows 5 years ago

Thanks Lorraine. Had a good time at seeing new things in LA. :)

This Guys Just Cool! lol. Awsome Shot.

gatorfellows 5 years ago

Thanks joan :)

gatorfellows 5 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Nice series!

joanbstanley 5 years ago

Great shots.

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.90, Long: -90.16

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 21, 2013

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