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Sanford, Florida (Google, OSM)
28.8154520739, -81.2716466188
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Looking at photographs on the web, I want to say this is a scarlet skimmer, but in Florida it looks like this is a bit far north for them. Just not sure. Any ideas, odonata masters of the universe?

Update: thanks to megatherium for confirming this is, in fact a scarlet skimmer! Much appreciated!

~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

Jan. 05, 2012 09:35:55 -0500
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Scarlet Skimmer - Photo (c) 台灣水鳥研究群 彰化海岸保育行動聯盟, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)

The USGS's occurrence map looks like it fits:
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/fl/346.htm

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Scarlet Skimmer - Photo (c) 台灣水鳥研究群 彰化海岸保育行動聯盟, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jansonjones's ID: Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)
Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Scarlet Skimmer - Photo (c) 台灣水鳥研究群 彰化海岸保育行動聯盟, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jansonjones's ID: Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)
Scarlet Skimmer - Photo (c) 台灣水鳥研究群 彰化海岸保育行動聯盟, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)
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