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Widow Skimmer ( Female)

Libellula luctuosa

Description:

The Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is one of the group of dragonflies known as King Skimmers. The species can be found commonly across much of the United States (except in the higher Rocky Mountains areas) and in southern Ontario and Quebec] 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:

pond

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7 Comments

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Silvana Cardenas Ortega, Gracias!

Que buena foto

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Thank you, Dixie!

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

Beautiful!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

BTW,thanks Antonio :)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

I love the way it's holding on to the green oats.

Wow Jemma my friend this is a amazing beautiful spotting,great shot,very well done,congrats superb wing details,thanks for sharing :-)

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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