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Whitetail Skimmer (male)

Plathemis lydia


Medium-sized dragonfly with white abdomen and black bands in the middle of the wings.


Predatory on smaller flying insects like mosquitoes. The males are territorial and actively patrol their areas. One of these pics shows three males competing.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.94, Long: -82.99

Spotted on Sep 1, 2016
Submitted on Oct 29, 2016

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