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Widow skimmer male

Libellula luctuosa


The Widow skimmer is in a group of dragonflies known as King Skimmers. Can be found commonly across the United States (except high Rocky mountain areas). Adults have a steely blue body. Wings of both sexes are marked with black bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing.


This male widow skimmer (along with several others) was spotted at a lake in Staunton, Virginia.

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Staunton, Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.15, Long: -79.07

Spotted on Aug 6, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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