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Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta - female

Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 18, 2005
This female was chasing the male below away. I have to admit, I'm having serious issues being able to tell yellow-sided apart from Golden-winged Skimmer, and Great Blue Skimmer....No yellow on the wings? Seeing this with this male is really throwing me off more.

Moved from Libellula.

This is a young female Slaty Skimmer, based on the wing markings, vein coloration, and lateral thoracic pattern.

skimmer female
Do females actually chase males of the same species? I agree with the ID of the male, but I see this is a tough one. I am almost tempted to say it's another female great blue. Hope some experts can take a look.

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