Broad-winged dragonfly, with spot at base of hind wing as shown. Perched in tree at ecotone between mixed conifer forest and sloping shortgrass prairie with Gambel's Oak thickets. Map location is axpproximate.
I was surprised to see this guy sitting in a tamarisk. I've seen them flying many times, but hadn't gotten a good picture before now. I'm still looking for a perched Wandering Glider; I've seen them dozens of times but haven't gotten a good picture yet.
Verigated meadowhawk possibly?
The Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It looks very much like the Wandering Glider with the addition of a basal spot on the hindwing....