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Ground Skimmer

Diplacodes trivialis


Libellulidae; Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842). "Diplacodes trivialis is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae known as the chalky percher or ground skimmer." Wikipedia. The predominantly blue specimen shown here is a male and the mainly yellow/gold one is a female.


Spotted these two Ground Skimmers by the roadside at the edge of a patch of forest, near a stream.


Both male and female shown here were spotted in the same place at the same time.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 8, 2016
Submitted on Jun 4, 2022

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