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Pantala flavescens, the Globe Skimmer or Wandering Glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "Spot-winged Glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala from the subfamily Pantalinae. It was first described by Fabricius in 1798. It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet.
The Globe Skimmer, as its name suggests, has a very wide distribution area...It is the highest-flying dragonfly, recorded at 6,200 m in the Himalayas. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_G...
I seldom see these in this part of the city ever since the open field in front of our office was converted into a huge parking lot! This beauty allowed me to get so close, I was able to get several angles.