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Common Whitetail mature male

Plathemis lydia


Medium sized dragonfly. Mature males have a pale bluish-white abdomen and a blue-black thorax and head. Wings are transparent with broad black patches. They often rest on the ground. Females have a different wing pattern and lack the white abdomen.


Pocahontas State Park, Virginia.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2016
Submitted on Mar 21, 2020

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