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This is a bright red male. Male has an amber wing color only covering a quarter of the wing, halfway to the nodus, and not all the way back to the rear edge of the hind wing. The females are a dull orange and with essentially clear wings.The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world.
Branch over pond in wildlife habitat yard.
Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 18, 2013