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Libellula forensis, Eight-spotted Skimmer (I think)  Is this a male or female? - Libellula forensis - female

Libellula forensis, Eight-spotted Skimmer (I think) Is this a male or female? - Libellula forensis - Female
Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
June 12, 2011
I'm pretty sure this is an eight-spotted skimmer, but I would like confirmation. Also,I'm curious if the age and sex can be told from this picture. This dragonfly was sighted on the railing of an apartment building in the evening.

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Libellula forensis
This is a female. As a general rule, females Anisoptera have more cylindrical abdomens, and lack the complicated claspers on the tip of the abdomen.

 
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