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Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami - female

Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami - Female
Spanish Fort, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
July 27, 2012
A female Needham's Skimmer (Libellula needhami) at Meaher State Park during Bug Swarm 2012. As shown in the detail photo, the left wing has 3 paranal cells proximal to the anal loop, but the right wing has 4. The color also seems to change at the node on the leading edge of the forewing.

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Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami - female Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami - female

Great detail
Nice lesson. Love to learn. Thanks Nancy!

Fascinating, Nancy
We love the difference in venation on the two wings!

 
It had me puzzled for a bit
The examples that G & J Strickland have posted here include two L. needhami with 4 of the relevant cells on one wing and three on the other. If it hadn't been for those examples, I wouldn't have been sure quite what to think.

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