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Please confirm if Phantom Darner? - Tricanthagyna trifida

Please confirm if Phantom Darner? - Tricanthagyna trifida
NE Ft. Myers / Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East, Lee County, Florida, USA
September 29, 2013
Size: 3-4 inches
Using Paulson's bk, I believe this is a Phantom Darner, but since I've never seen one of these before, I'm asking if experienced eyes with more knowledge can confirm or correct my ID. Just want to be extra sure since, as a volunteer, I submit this info to the overseers of this preserve for their "wildlife" list. Thanks in advance!

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Yes
Male. Note blue eyes and blue between the wings. Checks with Beaton's book as well as Paulsens. Nice shot!

 
Thank you!
Sorry to take so long to extend my gratitude for your reply. I don't know of Beaton's book ... just finally got Paulsen's book! I posted another photo same day, different dragonfly thinking it was a Twilight Darner or maybe even a rouge Cuban Darner, but someone replied suggesting it to be a female Phantom Darner. The male Phantom is extremely striking! Thanks again!

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