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dragonfly--skimmer? - Libellula pulchella

dragonfly--skimmer? - Libellula pulchella
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
June 28, 2005
There were several Twelve-spot Skimmers in area and I think that is what this maybe, but I am not sure as all the rest had distinctive wing markings.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Yes, if you squint you can see
the twelve spots. We'll move it there

Recently emerged.
Looks like a "teneral," with pigments still not fully expressed. Might be Libellula forensis rather than the "twelve-spot," though. They tend to be more common there than L. pulchella.

 
L. pulchella?
Take a look at the wing tips. At first glance I did not see them, but after studying the image for a bit I think I see some pigment coming on in the wing tips. Wouldn't that then indicate L. pulchella as opposed to L. forensis?

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