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This dragonfly has me stumped - 3 angles photographed - anyone know this one? - Crocothemis servilia - male

This dragonfly has me stumped - 3 angles photographed - anyone know this one? - Crocothemis servilia - Male
Ft. Myers [Wild Turkey Strand Preserve], Lee County, Florida, USA
May 14, 2013

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This dragonfly has me stumped - 3 angles photographed - anyone know this one? - Crocothemis servilia - male This dragonfly has me stumped - 3 angles photographed - anyone know this one? - Crocothemis servilia - male This dragonfly has me stumped - 3 angles photographed - anyone know this one? - Crocothemis servilia - male

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Crocothemis servilia (immature male)


Per Paulson (1) - the immature C. servilia is identified by the overall yellowish color, pale stripes bordering the front of the thorax (barely visible in your image) and the three dark stripes on the abdomen (median one darkest)

Another supplementary field mark is the amber patch at the base of the hindwing.

This male will turn red as it matures.

 
What a difference between immature male & adult male!
I have so much to learn! I never thought of a Scarlet Skimmer since I had seen the adult male before and just didn't think of checking on immatures. The field mark tip is wonderful, if I can remember it all ... As always, thanks for your expert help and great info!

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