Elizabeth and I went driving around on Sunday. She had the day off, so of course, we go outside to explore! :) We went to this park again -- it's a great one: Eagle Mountain Park.
I saw two dozen , all looked like females .
Several individuals seen flying around. Female and young male in the photo. 75 degrees F.
This is an immature male. According to BugGuide: Immature males have the same body pattern as females but the same wing pattern as mature males.
The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer (Plathemis lydia) is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance. The male's chunky white body (about 5 cm long), combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots, closely resembling that of female Libellula pulchella, the Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Whitetail females can be distinguished by their smaller...