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Female Common Whitetail

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Dragonflies begin life as a tiny egg scattered on the surface of the water, buried in the mud of a stream bottom or inserted into vegetation floating on or overhanging water. Within several weeks or after overwintering, nymphs (the larval … Continue reading

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Common Whitetail

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For several weeks common whitetails (Plathemis lydia or Libellula lydia) have flitted around our yard (Lookout CA). No matter how hard I tried, I just could not get a common whitetail picture. They were simply too elusive. (I do not … Continue reading

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