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Common Whitetail dragonfly (teneral)

Libellula lydia, Plathemis lydia


A teneral Common Whitetail dragonfly, either a female or an immature male. I spotted several of these dragonflies at the same time in the same location; they were easily spooked so it was difficult for me to shoot good photos of them using my iPhone 3GS. Photo 1 of 3 was cropped to highlight the dragonfly; Photo 2 of 3 is the original photograph. Photo 3 of 3 shows a female Common Whitetail dragonfly for comparison with Photos 1-2.


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


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Groveton, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 31, 2011

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