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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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tkoffel

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June 17, 2014 04:04 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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tkoffel

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June 28, 2014 12:38 PM EDT

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tfandre

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September 23, 2016 11:00 AM CDT

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cullin

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August 31, 2012 05:03 PM PDT

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cullin

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June 5, 2010 06:56 PM PDT

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mtnotter

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July 17, 2016 12:44 PM EDT

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jimjohnson

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September 25, 2016

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judywelna

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July 18, 2015 10:48 AM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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sanguinaria33

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September 23, 2016 12:12 PM CDT

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randyshonkwiler

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September 20, 2016 10:55 AM CDT

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3 seen (2 m., 1 fem.).

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matthewherron

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September 22, 2016 02:30 PM CDT

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greglasley

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September 22, 2016 08:44 AM CDT

Description

Lockhart City Park,
Lockhart,
Caldwell Co., Texas
22 September 2016

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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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