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Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (male)

Libellula cyanea


The Spangled Skimmer is differentiated from similar blue dragonflies by the black and white pterostigmas located on the leading edge of all four wings, toward the wingtips. Photo 1 of 2 is a copy of the original photograph, annotated to highlight the pterostigma on the left hindwing (facing forward); Photo 2 of 2 is the original photograph.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2011 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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