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Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea - male

Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea - Male
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
July 19, 2005
Well, it pays to look over your old images especially when you are a novice. This was my first dragonfly image and I assumed it was a male common pondhawk. Looking at it now I see that it may be an adult male Spangled Skimmer? Seen in AM along vegetation at power lines.

DEfinitely
The black and white stigma in the winges is diagnostic. Male Spangled Skimmer.

 
Stigma
That's what caught my eye and made me realize I made a mistake. Thanks Lois.

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