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Widow Skimmer Dragonfly

Libellula luctuosa

Description:

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)

Habitat:

Meadow property in the Poconos.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Meadowhawk Dragonfly
Sympetrum
KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago
Widow skimmer (female)
Libellula luctuosa Widow Skimmer


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3 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 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
CarolSnowMilne 8 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
KarenL 8 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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