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Yellow Sided Skimmer (female)

Libellula flavida


Widespread dragonfly of the eastern United States. The female, pictured here, has yellow along the side of the abdomen, while the thorax is slightly greener. Found from March through to October. Males patrol and guard small pools for hunting.


Found along a nature trail through a swampy forest in Orlando, FL


There were lots of dragonflies around, but very few remained still enough for good photos. This one of the few!

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 11, 2013

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