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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
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Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia - female

Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia - Female
Skowhegan, Maine, USA
July 20, 2004

Female Plathemis lydia
Note the broken line / / / / / along the sides of the abdomen. Check the guide here (1)

Common Name
The common name for this dragonfly is Common Whitetail. The name comes from the white abdomen the male develops as it ages.

Loren Padelford
Bellevue, NE