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Widow skimmer male

Libellula luctuosa

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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