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Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - male

Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - Male
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
May 28, 2007
this individual's abdominal pattern seems to have the properties of both sexes

Male.
This is a fully mature male. They get the blush of pruinosity (fancy word for pale, powdery bloom) only after they have been on the wing for a good while.

 
Common Whitetail
Thanks again. This guy got me a bit confused
Michel Kleinbaum

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