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Widow Skimmer Dragonfly

Libellula luctuosa


My first insect photo ever of this beautiful golden dragonfly from a short distance. Only photo I have, it flew away quickly. Possibly some type of Meadowhawk Dragonfly (Skimmer type) small - medium in size. Conclusion: Thanks Karen L. - Widow Skimmer (female)


Meadow property in the Poconos.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Meadowhawk Dragonfly
KarenL 12 years ago
Widow skimmer (female)
Libellula luctuosa Widow Skimmer

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KarenL 12 years ago

Great first insect photo - they are not the easiest to shoot!
I love watching dragonflies - we are building a pond in the spring so hopefully we will attract a few into our yard!

CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

WOW! Karen! You are the greatest! Thanks again! Widow Skimmer female it is! For my first insect ever to photograph, it was an amazing one!

KarenL 12 years ago

Lovely shot!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2011
Submitted on Nov 2, 2011

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