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Unknown - Libellula vibrans - male

Unknown - Libellula vibrans - Male
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
June 3, 2011
I believe this is a Great blue Skimmer which i photographed a couple weeks later. I meticulously performed a wing-pattern analysis of the two and I believe them to be the identical insect. The other photograph shows the abdomen having changed color to deep, dark blue. I am not 100% sure that either this is, in fact, the same dragonfly, or that it is even a Blue Skimmer. I have 2 photographs of the other dragonfly in question posted. I'm thinking either it was a seasonal color change, or a maturing specimen. I just don't know enough to ultimately determine. But I can point out all the places on the wing that matches exactly.

Moved from Dragonflies.

Agree with your ID - Libellula vibrans (immature male)

Moved from ID Request.

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