Juvenile male. 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.
Twelve-spotted skimmer female
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...