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Photo#6261
Unknown Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis - female

Unknown Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis - Female
Springfield, Virginia, USA
July 30, 2004
Any help in identifying is appreciated.

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Unknown Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis - female Unknown Dragonfly, 2nd view - Pachydiplax longipennis - female

Pachydiplax
Blue Dasher here. The eyes would never meet on top of the head in the Gomphidae. They are an ancient family of dragonflies. Check out Troy's Dasher in the guide

Dusky Clubtail? Gomphus spicatus
See page 70, plate 8 in Dragonflies through binoculars. Books map doesn't show this species extending into VA much, though. Do you have a shot from another angle?

 
different angle view

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