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Photo#206305
Yellow and Black Dragonfly - Leucorrhinia

Yellow and Black Dragonfly - Leucorrhinia
Grand Portage State Park, Lake County, Minnesota, USA
June 29, 2008
Found on paved trail in early afternoon. The yellowish-brown color is on the wings, while the yellow on the ground is from the sun shining through the wings.

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Yellow and Black Dragonfly - Leucorrhinia Yellow and Black Dragonfly - Leucorrhinia

Belted / Crimson-ringed or Frosted
Unfortunately, differentiating between these three species isn't always easy and sometimes impossible - it would require a good shot of the wing venation and/or a look at the subgenital plate (as this individual is female). The abdomen shape leans toward Crimson-ringed or Belted.

Moved
Moved from Dragonflies.

Looks to be one of the Whitefaces
in the genus Leucorrhinia. One of the experts will be able to tell you which one.

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