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ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans

ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
May 17, 2011
I spotted a number of these large dragonflies along a cross-county trail in the Baars-Firestone Wildlife Sanctuary at the University of West Florida. I'm not familiar with southeastern dragonflies, so I'm not sure what it is. So far, no dragonflies have been reported from Escambia County.

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ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans ID for a Florida panhandle dragonfly? - Libellula vibrans

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Great Blue Skimmer?
Just a guess, because I'm still quite new to my study of dragonflies (especially eastern ones). But, looks similar to some of the images for female or immature Libellula vibrans:



Hopefully someone with more experience will tell us whether I'm even close... :-)

 
Seems like a good possibility
Certainly looks like many of the photos of female L. vibrans, for instance, this one from Louisiana:



I wouldn't feel confident, however, without an expert opinion.

 
Me neither! :-)
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