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Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia

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Geodialist 6 years ago

Correct! An immature male, as indicated by the pattern of its wing spots and terminal appendages. Take a look at Giff Beaton's dragonfly-related Web pages. Good photos and usually just enough info to help you ID unknown Odonates. http://www.giffbeaton.com/dragonflies.ht... Should help you to ID the other unknown dragon you posted (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/371...).

chesterbperry 6 years ago

I was certain of the ID for this one, I had fallen behind posting to PN, so I downloaded all my photos without going through the tedious task of adding all the information(working on that now). The other I do not have a guess, the insect guide I own is limited in it's scope, and the amount of information online is intimidating.

Geodialist 6 years ago

Did you try to identify this dragonfly, Chester? It's an easy one to ID! Make your best guess and I'll let you know whether you're right.

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Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.00, Long: -85.18

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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