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  • French
    • Libellule lydienne
    • Lydienne
  • English
    • Common Whitetail
  • Scientific Names
    • Plathemis lydia
    • Libellula lydia
  • Spanish
    • Libélula rayadora blanca

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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itmndeborah

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July 29, 2016 09:09 AM CDT

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beepboop

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June 24, 2016 10:23 AM EDT

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beepboop

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July 26, 2016 02:22 PM EDT

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rwp84

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July 29, 2016

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rmorgan

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July 26, 2016 09:08 AM CDT

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One of many in my pasture

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rmorgan

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July 26, 2016 09:13 AM CDT

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One of many in my pasture.

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maractwin

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July 29, 2016 11:11 AM EDT

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cgritz

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July 29, 2016 08:03 AM CDT

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billgreaves

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July 27, 2016 06:49 PM EDT

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Female

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jennie9

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July 28, 2016 06:52 PM MDT

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legolaws

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July 28, 2016 12:02 PM CDT

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alstrauss

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July 28, 2016 09:30 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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