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Bar Winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena - male

Bar Winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena - Male
First Landing State Park , Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
June 15, 2013
Size: 2"
One of dozens in the dunes.

Moved from Great Blue Skimmer.

A couple of us have looked over your images
and we think you have two different individuals here. This one seems to be axilena while the other is vibrans. We will unlink the images and move this one. If you feel we are mistaken, please advise.

Very Possible!
Thank you John and Jane, its very possible that these are 2 different individuals. I was trying to keep up but there were so many out there they may well have pulled a switch on me. And yes it does look more like a Bar Winged which is fine with me as its a new species on my life list. It didnt cross my mind at the time as I'd never seen one before. First Landing State Park with its cypress swamp, dunes and beach is a new location for me and I don't know its residents too well yet.

Moved from Dragonflies.

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