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Species Libellula jesseana - Purple Skimmer

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Libellula
Species jesseana (Purple Skimmer)
Identification
Males have a purplish body and orange wings. Some females are similar, others are virtually identical to Golden-winged Skimmers (L. auripennis). (1)
Range
Florida
Habitat
Sandy-bottomed lakes with little vegetation.