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Variegated Meadowhawk

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Variegated meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum corruptum) have variable coloration. Variegated meadowhawks begin with olive green,  reddish and greyish markings which turn more red as the dragonflies mature. These members of the Skimmer Family (Libellulidae) have cranberry eyes, a bi-colored stigma (wing … Continue reading

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Female Twelve-spotted Skimmer

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Twelve-spotted skimmers (Libellula pulchella) are common in most of the United States, Southern Canada and into Mexico. They can be found near ponds, lakes and the broad, slow portions of rivers. As the name suggests, this dragonfly had twelve brown … Continue reading

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Recently I have not taken many insect pictures. Thus, when an eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis) was quietly posing for me along the #2 Elkins Pond Trail in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA), I decided to post a dragonfly … Continue reading

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Crimson-ringed Whiteface

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The crimson-ringed whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis) is a “northern” dragonfly that is found in Canada and the upper tier of States. Freshwater lakes and ponds, often with boggy margins, are the habitat of these members of the skimmer group of dragonflies. … Continue reading

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Hungry Grappletail

Late last summer this grappletail (Octogomphus specularis) was feeding on a rock next to Ash Creek near the Lower Campground (Lassen County CA). I believe this is a female grappletail because of the thin yellow line on the top of … Continue reading

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