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  • 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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maractwin

Date

July 24, 2014 03:09 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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godricvt

Date

July 22, 2014

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common whitetail Plathemis lydia

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mchlfx

Date

July 20, 2014

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llela (Google, OSM)

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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greglasley

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

male

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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annikaml

Date

July 21, 2014 11:35 AM CDT

Description

Female

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treichard

Date

July 22, 2014 03:59 PM EDT

Description

Common Whitetail

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maractwin

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July 22, 2014 01:27 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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naturenut

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July 22, 2014

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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treichard

Date

July 11, 2014 04:21 PM EDT

Description

Common Whitetail

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Date

July 12, 2014

Description

Common Whitetail - male, found in a wetlands area.

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common whitetail Plathemis lydia

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mchlfx

Date

July 20, 2014

Place

llela (Google, OSM)

Description

Male

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common whitetail Plathemis lydia

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bheitzman

Date

July 20, 2014 04:15 PM 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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Conservation Summary

No range data available.