Female I believe. First dragonfly photo of the year.
I saw quite a few Common Green Darners but being extremely warm and mid afternoon they were not very still for photographs.
It was approximately 83 degrees out.
Captured in a light trap in sand desert near Al Ain, UAE
1 in meadow
Cle Metroparks BBB
Images 1&2: male
Image 3: female
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does), there still remains a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.