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Common Whitetail, male

Plathemis lydia


Common Whitetail dragonfly. Mature males have a short, stout abdomen that is chalky blue-white.


This common whitetail (along with others) was spotted flying over a lake in Staunton, Virginia.

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2 Comments 5 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon for helping to identify this species correctly. I did check out the bug guide and also saw that the picture I have matches perfectly with a common whitetail. Thanks so much!

ForestDragon 5 years ago

Beautiful dragonfly, Mary! I think it is a Common Whitetail, though. Check out the link I provided. :-)
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Staunton, Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.15, Long: -79.07

Spotted on Aug 7, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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