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Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia


Common dragonfly in North America. Striking appearance. Spotted it at the edge of the woods next to a field. First four photos show a male, general and closer views. The last photo shows another dragonfly that was flitting about with my fellow ... not as clear, but I think it's the female?


Also found references to another scientific name, Libellula lydia.

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1 Comment

suzmonk 4 years ago

Catching up. The last pic in this series is not as good as the others ... but I thought it might be the female?

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 21, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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