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Roseate Skimmer? - Orthemis ferruginea - male

Roseate Skimmer? - Orthemis ferruginea - Male
Rattan Creek Park, Williamson County, Texas, USA
July 23, 2010

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Roseate Skimmer? - Orthemis ferruginea - male Roseate Skimmer? - Orthemis ferruginea - male

Moved
Moved from Dragonflies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

In my opinion - Orthemis ferruginea (male)
See Martin Reid - Comparison Shots of Orthemis ferruginea & O. discolor

In my opinion the top of the eyes and the frons look too dark (not bright red) to be a Carmine Skimmer.

 
Thank you!
I had a similar feeling but lack the experience to make the distinction. There was no time to shoot from another angle, and, not knowing of the Carmine's existence, thought this perspective would be sufficient.

Little by little, I'm learning.

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