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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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August 3, 2011 09:27 AM EDT

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July 5, 2014 10:57 AM EDT

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October 3, 2016 10:08 AM EDT

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May 17, 2015 04:26 PM CEST

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July 22, 2016 09:04 PM EDT

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May 9, 2007 12:27 PM EDT

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June 3, 2013 03:48 AM EDT

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May 21, 2013 02:45 AM EDT

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jagoforth

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August 8, 2016 02:39 PM CDT

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May 28, 2016 02:30 PM CDT

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July 14, 2016 01:00 PM MST

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June 20, 2016 11:45 AM CDT

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Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL June 2016 Week #25 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0243

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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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