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Bar-winged skimmer? - Libellula axilena - male

Bar-winged skimmer? - Libellula axilena - Male
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA
June 16, 2013
This is one of two photographs of this dragonfly. I think it's a male Bar-winged skimmer, Libellula axilena, but I'm not positive. Hoping for some confirmation or correction! I have a terrible time differentiating between Bar-wingeds and slaty skimmers with any significant degree of confidence. This was observed in my backyard (north Valdosta, far south Georgia). There *is* a large wetland two blocks over, just to the side of our neighborhood. We have no shortage of dragonflies! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Bar-winged skimmer? - Libellula axilena - male Bar-winged skimmer? - Libellula axilena - male

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Moved from ID Request.

Agree with your ID - Libellula axilena (mature male)
See Martin Reid - Libellula axilena

Per Paulson (1) - Field marks for male L. axilena:
Metallic black face
Overall blackish color with front of the thorax and base of abdomen pruinose bluish-white
Dark marking (stripe) on side of the thorax, below hindwing, is wider near lower end

Male L. incesta never has basal wing streak

 
Thanks for the confirmation,
Thanks for the confirmation, William. I appreciate it! Still somewhat new to the dragonflies and I'd rather be sure!

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