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Old Saturday 19th August 2006, 14:30   #1
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Dragonfly-Help, Please.

Southeastern Virginia, USA
Just getting into Dragonflys.
Thank you for your help.
Marvin
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Old Saturday 19th August 2006, 19:03   #2
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Hi Marvin,

You have managed some nice photographs, but ID can still be tricky.

1. From the view shown it is most likely a female member of the "Skimmer" family (Libellula ?sp.) could be a Yellow-sided, Golden-winged, Needham's Skimmer all are native to VA.

2. A Holloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) male

3. A Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) female.

4. Another Great Blue Skimmer female, I think the color difference is largely due to age.

5. Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) male

Hope this helps.

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