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Robber Fly (Triorla interrupta) with Dragonfly (Plathemis lydia) By Thomas Shahan (http://thomasshahan.com) Common Whitetail,Feeding,Fly,Hexapoda,Insects,Libellula lydia,Macro,Plathemis lydia,Robber fly Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Robber Fly (Triorla interrupta) with Dragonfly (Plathemis lydia)

By Thomas Shahan (http://thomasshahan.com)

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  1. Fantastic image! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Istvan. Just to be clear: this photo was uploaded with permission of Thomas Shahan, so I should not get the credit for it. Fully agree though that it is awesome! Posted 7 years ago

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The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance. The male's chunky white body , combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots, closely resembling that of female ''Libellula pulchella'', the Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Whitetail females can be distinguished by their smaller size, shorter bodies, and.. more

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Uploaded Mar 31, 2011.