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Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly A male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly perched on a branch... Dragonfly,Green,Libellula luctuosa,Widow Skimmer,branches,colors,contest,details,green,insect,natural,nature,perching,plants Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Beautiful specimen and photo! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
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The Widow Skimmer is one of the group of dragonflies known as King Skimmers. The species can be found commonly across much of the United States and in southern Ontario and Quebec. Adults have a steely blue body area but juveniles are yellow with brown stipes. Wings of both sexes are marked with prominent black basal bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing. The nymphs live in the water, molting and growing until they are ready to emerge from the water and then molting a final time.. more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2016. Captured Jun 18, 2015 10:20.
  • COOLPIX P520
  • f/5.9
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm