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Widow skimmer dragonfly

Libellula luctuosa

Description:

Adults have a steely blue body area but juveniles are yellow with brown stipes. Wings of both sexes are marked with prominent black basal bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing. The nymphs live in the water, molting and growing until they are ready to emerge from the water and then molting a final time to reveal their wings.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 13, 2013

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